Young girl having a special and rare encounter with a wild Australian Koala
Young girl having a special and rare encounter with a wild Australian Koala.
No touching, hands by side for the slow lean in and sniff. Calm and safe, this is a human he knows.
Nowadays, koala cuddling is illegal in all Australian states and territories besides Queensland.
Koalas are ill-equipped to deal with high temperatures; during heatwaves, they suffer dehydration and heat stress. Hot, dry conditions also drain the moisture out of eucalyptus leaves, from which they get most of their water. On particularly scorching days, koalas literally fall out of trees. Possibly where the Drop Bear folktale originated