A Koala Rescued By Steve Irwin's Zoo Has The Most Beautiful Eyes
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A koala that was hit by a car in Queensland in north-eastern Australia is recovering well after being rescued by the zoo owned by Steve Irwin's family.
The koala, named Bowie because it has differently coloured eyes similar to the late music icon David Bowie, escaped serious injury in the accident.
According to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors, Bowie has a rare gene called heterochromia, resulting in one brown and one blue eye.
She was taken to the zoo after being hit by a car on Queensland's Sunshine Coast last month and was given some fluids and pain relief for a slight limp.
"Apart from being extremely lucky in avoiding injury on the road, she's also incredibly unique as heterochromia isn't a common occurrence in koalas; it's more often found in domestic mammal species such as dogs and cats," the zoo's vet, Dr Sharon Griffiths, said.
“Bowie’s heterochromia doesn’t affect how she sees the world around her, in fact her eyesight is great, exactly what we like to see in a young koala."