Rescue Koalas: Meet Rainforestation’s Newest Residents!

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Rainforestation has just welcomed two new rescue koalas!

The fluffy new residents were both born wild, but unfortunately cannot return to the wild due to long-term sustained injuries.

Luckily, at Rainforestation we are koala-ifed to welcome these cuties with open arms!

Both of these female koalas arrived from Australia Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital and are settling into their new “home amongst the gum trees” in Kuranda very well.

With only 80,000 koalas remaining in the wild and the species being declared “functionally extinct”, captive koala populations are now more important than ever.

Watch our video below or read on to learn about Rainforestation’s new rescue koalas.

Willow

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Willow was found injured in Moura, Central Queensland and had sadly been hit by a car. She was taken into the iconic Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital in October 2018 with severe head trauma and a broken scapula.

Willow spent many months in recovery at Australia Zoo, but unfortunately her sustained injuries meant that she was unable to return to the wild. Her head injury has left her with ongoing neurological problems and her Scapula has healed bent, which impedes her climbing and grooming abilities.

Our keepers hope that Willow will be a great candidate for breeding. Hopefully, if all things go well, she could be a mummy next year!

Kandy

rescue koala kandy at rainforestation

Kandi is around 2 or 3 years old and arrived at Australia Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital last year. Unfortunately, due to an illness, Kandy had to undergo a full hysterectomy.

Although this adorable koala can’t be a candidate for breeding, we hope to have her enjoying cuddles with customers very soon!

Ready to meet these adorable rescue koalas? Visit our Koala & Wildlife park today!

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