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WE ADOPTED A KOALA!!!

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Right now, excessive tree clearing in Australia is reducing the koala's natural habitat, destroying their homes and food supply, leaving them with nowhere to go and at risk of starvation. A loss of habitat and their hunt for food is also bringing koalas into more frequent contact with humans and domestic pets, leading to thousands of koalas being hospitalised or killed each year. It's a crisis in our own backyard, and without intervention, koalas are facing extinction.So we wanted to do our part to help these beautiful Australian icons by sponsoring a koala!

A bit about these gorgeous animals

  • Weighing up to 12kgs, with tail less bodies, fluffy ears and a dark nose, Koalas are instantly recognisable as an Australian symbol.
  • An adult Koala eats between 0.5-1kgs of eucalyptus leaves every day and receives about 90% of its dehydration from.
  • Found nowhere else in world but eastern Australia, koalas are usually found purched up high in the braches of gum trees.
  • Koalas spend most of their life sleeping at about 18 hours a day.
  • The koalas closest living relative is the wombat.
For more information head over to the WWF website

 

In February of 2019 , we decided to ask our Facebook followers to help us pick out a name for our precious adopted koala!

The choices were : Murphy // Cheetah // Buttons.

After the voting was closed, the winner was .... Murphy!

So say hello to our gorgeous Koala Murphy.

You can find him on our photo wall sleeping in the greenery.

Sometimes he has friends like our Christmas Elf join him for a nap here and there!


Maryanne the Koala after being released into the wild © WWF-Australia

A message from WWF - Australia : 

 

MARYANNE THE "MIRACLE" KOALA RETURNED TO THE WILD

AFTER BUSHFIRE WOUNDS HEAL

Your incredible support has helped miracle koala Maryanne return to the wild after spending months in care while her wounds healed. Thank you for saving her.

Maryanne, the "miracle" koala, has been released, after being nursed back to health.

Australia's bushfires killed tens of thousands of koalas, but this plucky little youngster defied the odds.

Koalas usually stay with their mothers until they're two years old, but Maryanne was just 12 months old and on her own when found on 18 December 2019 near Wivenhoe Dam wall, west of Brisbane.

She was underweight, dehydrated, and suffering with burnt paws after a bushfire swept through the area on 6 December 2019.

After six months in care, Maryanne's wounds healed, a missing claw grew back, and her weight more than doubled, going from 1.5 kg to a much healthier 3.5 kg.

This week it was time to release Maryanne back to the wild at a spot near where she was found. 

When the cage door opened, Maryanne bolted to the top of a small ironbark eucalypt, and looked down at the smiling faces below. People who all played a role in her recovery.

Within minutes, she was stretching, scratching and eating leaf. It's hoped that in the years ahead Maryanne will have offspring of her own and help to repopulate the area.

Maryanne prior to he relsease to the wild © WWF-Australia

Click below for more stories like Maryanne's! 

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