Wallaby Rescued Swimming in Coral Sea

While out boating in the Coral Sea off the Gold Coast of Eastern Australia, friendsRyan, Damian, Naomi, Ramone and Katrina noticed a wallaby “swimming for dear life.” Damian immediatelyjumped in to rescue him.

Though wallabies have been known to swim short distances in fresh or brackish water, no one knows how this one made his way out to sea or how long he’d been swimming, but this very fortunate wallaby came gently aboard the boat and was taken into the custody of a wildlife center where heis expected to make a full recovery.

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303 comments

Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson3 years ago

poor cute little critter. so tired. so glad he is okay!

Debbie Crowe
Debbie Crowe3 years ago

Awwwww.... The poor little guy was exhausted from all that swimming. No wonder he didn't fight the guy getting him in the boat.

I'm glad he got checked out and will recover from his ordeal.

Lori K.
Lori K.3 years ago

Poor little guy. I wonder how he got there? I'm so glad they rescued him. Happy to know he is recovering. :-)

Sarah M.
Sarah M.3 years ago

I'm so glad he was rescued! Way to go!

Sheri P.
Sheri P.3 years ago

what a cutie! glad he was rescued!

Debbie L.
Debbie Lim3 years ago

Poor thing. He looks so tired, doesn't even react.

Jay Williamson
Jay w3 years ago

heart warming

Julia Tawyea'
Julia Tawyea'3 years ago

Meanwhile Australia is now murdering many kangeroos and using them as meat..

Antony M.
Antony Mcgowan3 years ago

Cute little wallaby !! I am glad they were able to save it.


Lin Moy
Lin M3 years ago

I kept waiting for it to kick them so I think he was very greatfull indeed and knew they were not trying to hurt him.