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Lucky koala Sir Chompsalot gets kiss of life
幸運無尾熊「大口吃爵士」被口對口人工呼吸急救

A female koala rides on her mother’s back in St Aignan, France on July 19.
一隻母無尾熊七月十九日在法國聖艾尼昂騎在母親的背上。

Photo: AFP
照片:法新社

A lucky koala was recovering on Friday last week after being caught by firefighters when it fell unconscious from a tree before being given mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

Emergency crews were called to the Melbourne suburb of Langwarrin on Thursday last week after reports that an injured animal was lying on the road after being hit by a car.

When officials arrived, they found the furry native marsupial had climbed a tree for shelter and firefighters were brought in to bring it down.

“We believed it had died in the tree, just when we were trying to rescue it,” Langwarrin Country Fire Authority’s Sean Curtin said. “Then it fell out of the tree and the members caught it in a blanket.”

A wildlife officer on the scene then performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, while another rescuer pumped its chest to revive its heart. “We put it on O2 oxygen therapy to assist in getting some oxygen into the blood flow of the koala,” Curtin added.

The koala — nicknamed Sir Chompsalot by the firefighters — was taken to the Animalia Wildlife Shelter where he was “well and eating” on Friday last week.

Wildlife Victoria said it received more than 50,000 emergency calls over the past year involving native animals, with 1,600 concerning koalas. The most common reason was car accidents, followed by dog attacks.

(AFP)

一隻幸運的無尾熊失去意識從樹上掉落,被消防人員接個正著並被施以口對口人工呼吸,於上週五逐漸復原。

救援人員上週四在接獲一隻受傷動物被車撞、倒在路上的通報後,被召至墨爾本郊區的蘭瓦林。

當他們抵達後,發現這隻毛茸茸的原生有袋動物已爬到一棵樹上躲避,消防人員出動要將牠帶下來。

「就在我們試圖救牠時,我們認為牠已死在樹上,」蘭瓦林郡消防當局的柯廷說。「然後牠從樹上掉下來,隊友以毯子接住牠。」

接著現場一名野生動物保護官員對牠進行口對口人工呼吸急救,另一名救援人員則壓按牠的胸部,以恢復其心跳。「我們為牠戴上氧氣治療裝置,好讓一些氧氣進入無尾熊的血流內 ,」柯廷說。

被消防人員暱稱為「大口吃爵士」的這隻無尾熊,被送到野生動物保護所,上週五牠在那裡「狀況很好,也有進食」。

維多利亞野生動物保護所表示,去年共接獲逾五萬次涉及原生動物的緊急通報,其中一千六百通與無尾熊有關。最常見的理由是車禍,接著是被狗攻擊。

(法新社/翻譯:魏國金)

TODAY’S WORDS
今日單字

1. unconscious adj.

失去意識的 (shi1 qu4 yi4 shi4 de5)

例: He was unconscious for several hours after the accident.

(在事故發生後,他失去意識幾小時。)

2. resuscitation n.

復活;復甦 (fu4 huo2; fu4 su1)

例: It is useful to learn Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

(學習心肺復甦術很實用。)

3. concerning prep.

關於 (guan1 yu2)

例: He wrote to me concerning a business arrangement.

(他寫信給我討論業務籌劃問題。)


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