Incredible moment firefighters perform mouth-to-mouth CPR on a Koala

(ABC News (Australia) / YouTube)

Chances are you've had to learn about CPR or mouth-to-mouth resuscitation during a work orientation or health class. But did you ever think you'd need to practice it on a koala?

Australian firefighters and wildlife volunteers miraculously brought a koala back to life near Melbourne, Australia on Thursday night. The marsupial was hit by a car two days prior to the incident, leading it to seek refuge high up in a tree. The koala wasn't in good shape, prompting Wildlife Victoria and the County Fire Authority to rescue the injured animal from its nest.

When the koala wasn't responsive, officials began CPR and the mouth-to-mouth procedure. Slowly but surely, the koala comes back to life, thanks to the help of his firefighter and wildlife official friends.

You can see the remarkable rescue below, courtesy of ABC News (Australia)

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