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Fleet's not out of danger yet

Fleet, a six-year-old male koala, is treated by vets at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital after being shot seven times near Redcliffe.
Fleet, a six-year-old male koala, is treated by vets at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital after being shot seven times near Redcliffe. Ben Beaden- Australia Zoo

POLICE are still investigating a callous attack on a koala last week.

Six-year-old Fleet was found at Kippa-Ring in Brisbane after being shot in every limb.

He was shot seven times and left for a week before he was rescued.

He was operated on at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital on Friday and placed on intravenous antibiotics and strong pain relief and fluids.

A severe infection could result in his leg having to be amputated.

Fleet is the fourth koala brought to the hospital with gun wounds in two years.

The RSPCA is working closely with the police to track down the culprit.

Fleet faces a two to three-month recovery process.

To help Fleet, you can make a donation at www.everydayhero.com.au/event/koala.

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