January 27, 2016 1:42 pm
Updated: January 27, 2016 1:44 pm

WATCH: Koala joey recovering after nearly dying on driveway in baking sun

WATCH ABOVE: Cute koala named Lucy is melting hearts of zookeepers and doctors at Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.


A young koala named Lucy is capturing the attention of wildlife lovers online.

The joey is recovering at Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital in Queensland after being found alone in a suburban community. Lucy was discovered baking in the hot summer sun on a suburban driveway, desperate to find the shade of a tree.

Once rescued, doctors also discovered she had conjunctivitis, commonly known as “pinkeye.”

Lucy is recovering¬†at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, which was founded by “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin in 2004.

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