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Koalas are cuddly

While a koala bred in a zoo may be safe to have placed in your arms (smile!) a wild koala is after all a wild animal. They also have strong legs, long claws and sharp teeth, can and will scratch and bite when scared.

Important fact: If you encounter an injured or sick koala the safest option is to call for an experienced wildlife rescuer (1-300-Animal). If the koala has come to ground and you happen to have a thick blanket you can put this over the koala until help arrives (but remember the strong, long and sharp bits mentioned above!).

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  • Murray Munro
    published this page in Myth Busting 2022-09-22 16:10:11 +1000