Sep 202010
 
It is not common for a Koala to bear twins, and regrettable in this instance the Mom was struck and killed by a passing car.  Fortunately, the driver stopped, and took the mother to the local vet, unbeknown she was dead, where it was discovered she had these twins in her pouch.

Tiny koala being fed with syringe

 

Thanks for saving my life!

 

It’s so nice to see a story that has a happy ending in these troubled times that we live in.  Taking care of others is a great way to forget about our own problems and difficulties!

  23 Responses to “Koala Twins saved when Mother is killed in traffic!”

  1. does anyone know who this woman is? or how she can be reached. She is a mirror image of me.

  2. Where were these babies found and where are they being raised?

  3. I don’t know. I just got the pics from a friend and posted them.

  4. awww baby koalas are sooo cute! :) ive always loves them. i drew one in 6th gra

  5. What was the mother doing out in traffic?

    • Not sure! Maybe she was just trying to get across the road?

      • I’m Australian, so maybe I can help clear a few things up.

        Unfortunately koalas get skittled on our roads with alarming frequency – probably every day. They’re not terribly bright creatures and just don’t get the concept of “road” at all.

        These pics could be from any local paper in South East Australia. Adult koalas spend most of their time zoned out, as the oils in the leaves they eat have a narcotic effect on them. Slows them down. They probably realise they’re in danger around about the time the car hits them.

        They’re also not quite as cute as tourists and others might think. They smell, and see those claws? You definitely don’t want one to think you’re a tree. They’re also very solid little tanks and can do serious, life threatening damage in a collision. You just don’t want to hit one, on so many levels.

        However, we do love them! Just don’t think they can be pets. You try and pick up an adult koala and you’ll understand why. Very heavy, doesn’t like it much, and those claws! In the bottom pic she’s in danger of some impromptu plastic surgery…

        The aim is always to get them back into the wild where they belong, and where they have the best chance of survival. I can pretty much guarantee that the subjects of these photos have been released – it’s standard practice.

        If you want to get cuted out, try “baby koalas” in Google Images. And it’s not Terry Irwin in the pics – it could be anyone since Oz is full of good looking women!

        • Dave, thanks for clearing that up! That was awesome info. I have heard some of the same things about Koalas, but just thought the pics were too cute! You’re right about Oz being full of good looking women. I got to visit one time, and went to Mornington Beach and Melbourne. Loved it, loved the people, and felt like it was a place I’d like to live someday. Got some friends there in Western Australia, and would love to spend lots of time traveling and getting to know it. Thanks again for your comments.

        • You are right that they’re solid little buggers. And their claws are something to be reckoned with as well. I held one at Cleland National Park.

        • Hi Guys
          Just thought i would clear up a few things, Koala’s dont get zoned out! It is an old wives tale the reason they sleep soo much is they have a very slow digestive system it takes their bodies along time to process gum leaves so they sleep during his time while their little bodies go to work and they are nocturnal. They arn’t that stupid either, its just we have built houses and roads through where they used to live, or they are having to travel further to get food as there is no habitat left for them. They lady in the photo is a vet nurse at Australia Wildlife Hospital.

  6. so cute are they for sale

  7. Being Australian also, I can tell you that the last photo is not related to the photos of the twin babies who were saved from the road accident.

    The koala in the last photo is named Frodo. She was highlighted in the news for very sad reasons, as she was callously shot by some deranged madman. Who would do such a thing?? No-one knows, and the culprit hasn’t been found.

    Her mother died in the shooting, and so she was raised from her baby-hood, so therefore she has obviously learned to trust the vet who has been her carer since that time. This is a tender shot for sure!, and the vet would not be harmed.

    As for the vet in the last photo also, I am quite positive that this is not Terri Irwin. I saw this lady interviewed as the veterinarian who cared for Frodo. I think it is quite likely she works at Australia Zoo at Beerwah on the Sunshine Coast. I’m pretty sure that is their uniform, but cannot give a guarantee. Being on the Sunshine Coast myself, I know Frodo was hurt locally, so it makes sense that she would be taken to that Zoo.

    They are indeed very cute, and I am lucky to often see one on my walks, but then I do live in a good area for that kind of thing. : )

    • Just in reply to your post that koala is the last photo is not Frodo at all, this is actually one of the twins joeys outside in an enclosure at Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, and the lady in the photo (which i wont name) is actually a vet nurse at the hospital. These photo’s where taken a few years ago and frodo was only in care this year.
      Cheers

  8. I was wondering if those twin koalas were ever released or were they kept in a reserve, being they were raised by humans. If in a reserve, how are they faring? Just received an email with the pictures. Thanks for letting me know.

  9. I, too, would like to know where they are now. Does anyone have a recent update on the koala twins? Great story and photos.