A couple of videos have gone viral from South Australia in the past week, including a Koala and her Joey taking a morning stroll and a family that had a Koala wander into their home. While both of these incidents show the Koalas in no immediate distress, almost feeling ‘at home’ in these urban environments, they’re wonderful reminders that we moved into their neighbourhoods, not the other way around!
Remember, koala lovers, there is no such thing as an urban koala. All koalas are wild animals.
We were pleased to see in both of these cases that the humans encountering these koalas up close still kept their distances. Also, the family with the dog did an excellent job of restraining it and making sure no harm came to their evening visitor – but we think they’ll lock the doggie door from now on!