3 results for tag: Blue Mountains Koala


Koalas Return to the Blue Mountains!

Science for Wildlife are pleased to announce that all of our koalas, saved from the recent bushfires, have been returned to their home in the Blue Mountains of Australia. We rescued these marsupials, who are representatives of the most genetically diverse population of koalas in Australia, from the devastating mega-fire that moved through the area in December 2019. They were sheltered in safety and cared for by the amazing staff at Taronga Zoo, with a team effort between Taronga and Science for Wildlife in keeping them fed. On Monday 23rd and Wednesday 25th March, they were reintroduced back into the eucalyptus forests by our team, with the support of ...

Koala seen in Blackheath!

Wow, nobody was expecting this. We've had indications that koalas might be in the valleys either side of the upper Blue Mountains communities, but we weren't anticipating one popping up on the sandstone plateau at a famous cliff-line lookout. But that is just what this male koala did, at Govetts Leap in Blackheath, and he treated his observers to a few bellows as well! His appearance has created quite a buzz in the mountains; koalas have not been recorded here before. It doesn't get much more Aussie than this, an iconic koala at an iconic lookout in the World Heritage Blue Mountains. Our research to date has indicated that there's a growing ...

Feeling Fit? Like koalas? Then sign up…

Our Blue Mountains Koala Project just featured on Channel 9's the Today Show. Watch the Today Show clip and listen to Sarah from the Wilderness Society spreading the word about the plight of our koalas. The Wilderness Society is partnering with Science for Wildlife and donating a portion of the proceeds from their WildEndurance event to the koala project. Are you up for a 50km or 100km walk in the Blue Mountains? If so, get a team together, hike your heart out and raise funds for our fluffy icon at the same time. Or if you prefer the couch on weekends and want to let your fingers do the walking, you can save your sweat and donate directly to the ...