January 27, 2016 2:42 pm
Updated: January 27, 2016 2:44 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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