Recently I went into Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary to do my next interview on Koalas.
Koalas don't have very good sight but excellent hearing and smell. Believe it or not their fur is water proof! Koalas communicate by nose sniffing. A Koalas diet consists entirely on gum leaves which are poisonous to most other animals but not Koalas because they have a specialised digestive system for these leaves.
Koalas are classified as vulnerable. Their threats include habitat destruction, feral animals, domestic dog attacks, getting hit by cars as well as disease. Humans have cleared 80% or even more of Koalas habitat!
To learn more about Koalas and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary's role in helping to save them please watch my interview below.
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Today I attended the Koala Friends Community Day hosted by Gold Coast City Council. There were some great organisations there including Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation and Wildcare. There were some fantastic talks during the morning and we were all educated on Koala threats, conservation plans and what everyday people like us can do to help save them. It was wonderful to see all the kids there getting educated and engaged about this Australian icon. Blinky Bill even made an appearance which excited the young kids.
It was also great to see that this event had taken sustainability into account as it was a plastic bottle free event. Instead there was a water re-fill station and free reusable water pouches given out.
Koalas are classified as vulnerable because of habitat destruction, domestic dog attacks, feral animals, getting hit by cars and disease. Unfortunately 80% of Koalas habitat has been cleared.
But there are things we can all do to help save Koalas:
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I now have a new video on Youtube on Koalas. When I go to places I do some videos on animals as well as interviews. In the future videos on King Brown snakes, Coastal Common death Adders, Scrub Python, Barking Owl and much more will be published. You will learn heaps about Koalas if you watch this video.
But if you want to learn more about koalas click on the link, Koalas.
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