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Sir Chompsalot the koala is bundled up after the marsupial was hit by a car on Thursday, Aug. 21,...

Sir Chompsalot the koala is bundled up after the marsupial was hit by a car on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 near Victoria, Australia. A volunteer from the Animalia Wildlife Shelter performed CPR on the koala. It is expected to survive.

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, Last Updated: 2:29 PM ET

An Australian animal rescuer saved a koala by giving it CPR after it was hit by a car Thursday evening.

The koala, known as Sir Chompsalot, is expected to survive, Wildlife Victoria volunteers say.

The koala was hit by a car Thursday at 6 p.m. Fire crews had to first get the koala out of a tree before a volunteer with the Animalia Wildlife Shelter was able to do CPR. Firefighters also provided the koala with oxygen.

"Good boy, come on, you get angry," volunteer Michelle Thomas is heard telling the koala after it growled when it was resuscitated. "Yes, you tell us off."

The animal was then moved to an animal hospital where it is receiving additional care.


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