Recently I was invited invited to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary for Koala Friends Day by my good friend Chloe. Koala Friends Day is a day where Koala experts give talks about koalas their threats and how the Gold Coast City Council are trying to help them. One of the experts there was Dr John who is a vet that use to work at Australia Zoo Animal Hospital and worked closely with Steve Irwin. Koalas are a vulnerable species and are under great threat from Cats, Dogs, Cars, Retro virus, chlamidia, and habitat destruction from urban development in and around koala habitat. We also got to go in the koala enclosure and get up close and personal with the koalas. One of the koalas was hilarious. It tried to steal my camera. I think it wanted to take a selfie! There was also a koala couple having a snuggle! It was so cute! Also on the day Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary gave a show about some animal for the kids. Some of the animals we met were Barking Owls, Tawny Frogmouths, Stick Insects, Eastern Blue Tounge Lizards, Coastal carpet Pythons and Galah's. I had a great day and it made my day when I got to talk with and get a photo with Dr John.
To learn more about Koalas check out my Koala page.