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Sat Jan 11, 2020, 11:06 PM

Koala Bears

I am seeing rescuers handling koala bears without any resistance at all. Are koalas so gentle that they can be handled like that, or are they literally half dead and can't bite?

I saw one picture of a kangaroo being given water, but the guy was very respectful and stayed well back of its head while it drank. I think that kangaroos are dangerous, but they are also being handled easily.

I have always been scared of Australia because of its spider population, but I feel so bad about this situation. And, I am wondering what they are going to feed the rescued animals. Where are they going to get stuff from?

People come first, but the pictures are heartbreaking. What are they going to do with all those displaced animals??

Australia, we're with you.














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EndlessWire Jan 2020 OP
UniteFightBack Jan 2020 #1
EndlessWire Jan 2020 #8
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2020 #2
EndlessWire Jan 2020 #7
lunatica Jan 2020 #3
EndlessWire Jan 2020 #9
jberryhill Jan 2020 #4
EndlessWire Jan 2020 #10
BSdetect Jan 2020 #5
EndlessWire Jan 2020 #6


Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 12:56 PM

8. Thank you for the links. n/t

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sat Jan 11, 2020, 11:25 PM

2. I have read that koalas can be kind of bitey, but these are probably

so exhausted, hungry and thirsty that they don't resist being handled. It's all so sad, but people are trying to help.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 12:55 PM

7. They showed

that clip of one of them who climbed up on a biker's bike to get the water that the biker offered. That was really something.

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sat Jan 11, 2020, 11:37 PM

3. I donated to help koalas and the other wildlife.

Money gets to them quickly and does the most good. The wild and domesticated animals are important and volunteers come out from everywhere to save them. People are doing their best to save them.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 01:10 PM

9. To me, they are the symbol of Australia.

I liked Steve Irwin and now his son and daughter. Always enjoy seeing them. They should do a PSA for the American public to donate.

While we are busy killing ourselves, these little things need help. Need to at least feel good about something we've done, and helping Australia is the right thing to do.

Better to send money to this cause rather than spend money on missiles. We don't get to say where our taxes go, but we can be independent and support Australia and the innocent animals. Since we have no show of support from Traitor Trump, we'll have to act independently of government.

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 01:54 AM

4. Koalas are kind of like sloths

 

Koalas sleep for 22 hours a day, and are pretty slow movers.

Yeah, you read that right - 22 hours.

They really arenít up and moving around a whole lot under normal conditions.

For a koala to travel any appreciable distance is absolutely exhausting for them.

There is one thing they are pretty enthusiastic about, which is why chlamydia is epidemic among them.

They can be easily handled by persons familiar with their behavior, and itís not as if they are going to run away.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 01:14 PM

10. LOL, I have heard about that chlamydia! n/t

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 08:57 AM

5. Koalas are not bears. That is a very common mistake.

- Koalas are not bears. They are not placental or 'eutherian' mammals, but MARSUPIALS, which means that their young are born immature & they develop further in the safety of a pouch. It's incorrect to call them 'Koala bears' - their correct name is simply 'Koalas'

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Response to BSdetect (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 12:51 PM

6. Thank you for the correction.

Even if the fire was gone, the habitat is now gone. This is dreadful.

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