Ever since the first time I saw a photo of a Koala when I was very young, I have adored these rather dopey-looking cute creatures. I used to pester my parents to get me one as a pet, not realising that they only eat Eucalyptus leaves. I have heard that they can sometimes be aggressive, but looking at them, that is impossible to believe.
The baby Koalas are even cuter than the adults, just irresistible.
During the recent devastating fires in Australia, untold numbers of those poor animals perished in the flames. People went to great lengths to try to save them, and care for them when they were burned or injured.
I watched footage on the news of screaming Koalas trapped in the fires, and it was heartbreaking. I sent some money to help all the animals affected, including the Koalas.
Let’s hope that with time, and the loving care of those helping them, Koalas will one day return to the same numbers in the wild.