Confused Koala Discovers his Home Has Been Cut Down

Written by Stephen Messenger

This koala looks rather sad. But can you blame him?

According to Australia’s Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES), the sub-adult male koala was recently discovered sitting atop the remnants of what was once a forest in Vittoria State Forest, New South Wales. Although the logging operation was approved by the forestry service, judging by the koala’s confused expression, not everyone got the memo.

“Koalas would have been moved out of their homes in preparation for planned logging activities,” says WIRES general manager, Leanne Taylor.

“It is common for koalas to roam back to their home range afterwards and become confused to find nothing there. A worker noticed a koala had been sitting stationary in broad daylight on top of wood piles for over an hour.”

The perplexed marsupial, found to have an injury on its eye, was transferred to a local vet before being relocated once again back into a different patch of forest. Forestry workers found three other koalas at the clearcut site and they were transferred as well.

This post was originally published by TreeHugger.


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Carrie-Anne Brown

so sad :( but thanks for sharing

Mark Donners
Mark Donner4 years ago

You can't trust Australians, just like you can't trust any of the European illegal occupiers (along with today's psychotic greedy Asia, who are nothing but clones of European capitalism) Colonized countries like Canada, the US, Australia are planet destroyers. Australia conducts mass murder of kangaroos, dingos, camels, etc. as they did to the aborgines when they murdered them and stole their land, they are guilty of a huge number of extinctions, they clearcut their forests, contributes heavily to global warming by being one of the top dirty coal producers, and then they bleat about the Japs killing whales in their Southern Ocean sanctuaries, but do nothing about it.

Waheeda S.
Waheeda E4 years ago

Humans are such selfish beings! That poor koala. :(

Heidi S.
Heidi S4 years ago

poor thing

A P.
A P4 years ago

This poor koala. :( I'm disgusted with how humans cut down the homes and habitats of animals like koalas and orangutangs and just don't care.

Joao Moreira
Joao Moreira4 years ago

4 koalas relocated ... this is so annoying. selfish me me and more me. as if we were alone in the planet...oh this is really annoying !

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Mary K.
M. C4 years ago

We HAVE TO find alternative ways to use building materials. Our governments need to be more diligent ALL OF THEM !

Ana Marija Rumbak
ANA MARIJA R4 years ago

And the next for destroying is??! I'm speechless...

Adena Z.
Adena Z4 years ago

Save the Trees...Grow Hemp! Hemp is better for producing fuel, paper, housing, food oil, etc.