Koalas released back into the wild

Meanwhile in Australia… Koalas that were rescued from the bushfires are being released back into the wild.

Koalas return home after Australian wildfires

Wildfires displace wildlife

Koalas, rescued from the recent forest fires in Australia, have just found freedom again. In total, 13 of them will soon be returned to their natural habitat. The NGO Science for Wildlife center let four adult koalas go every day for three days starting on Monday, March 23. They fast-tracked the reintegration process because of COVID-19, They had 13 in total, including joeys, going back into the wild. These koalas were rescued in January 2020 by vets from the organization Science for Wildlife. The forest fires that have been burning in Australia since September 2019, are almost all extinguished now. Prior to their release, these animals were well cared for in local zoos.

The Australian wildfires, which burned over 17.9 million acres of Australian land, were caused by the hot, dry weather that makes it easy for lightning strikes in drought-affected forests and bonfires caused by people to spiral into deadly wildfires. 183 people faced legal actions for fire-related offenses in November. Climate change has also made wildfires easier to start with a record breaking highest nationwide average temperature in December in Australia, as reported by the country’s Bureau of Meteorology.

Coronavirus worldwide effect

Looking ahead at the latest world catastrophe, COVID-19, there are 590,594 cases of coronavirus in 197 countries and territories with 26,943 deaths as of March 27. The best way to help prevent the disease is to follow any stay-at-home orders or advisories in place. There are also programs like Invisible Hands where you can volunteer to pick up groceries and prescriptions for the elderly while they self-quarantine for protection. Health professionals are asking citizens to stop buying medical masks as the mass stockpiling of these devices are preventing medical workers from having the proper supplies. If you prematurely stockpiled gloves and masks, consider donating them to your local hospitals.


03/25/2020 4:22 PMupdated: 03/26/2020 2:20 PM


  • Hilda F.
    04/01/2020 02:16

    Qué hermoso Qué bonito

  • Irene T.
    04/01/2020 00:09

    Job well done Thankyou

  • Valerie A.
    03/31/2020 23:29

    Very apprehensive, really nervous for these precious babies entering their natural world after what they have been through.

  • Lesley E.
    03/31/2020 20:50

    That's fantastic news

  • Val H.
    03/31/2020 20:12

    Great news

  • Patricia B.
    03/31/2020 16:33

    Thank you so much for helping them! x

  • Julie H.
    03/31/2020 15:49

    so lovely to see.

  • Pam D.
    03/31/2020 15:23

    I think you may wake up one morning, and see them all on the door step waiting to come in for Breakfast!

  • Helen A.
    03/31/2020 15:17

    I hope all these cuties live a long and healthy life. They deserve it! 💕😍

  • Denise O.
    03/31/2020 12:53

    Thank God!

  • Sally M.
    03/31/2020 11:50

    I love koalas and the wonderful people who rescue them. Thank you so much ❤❤❤

  • Kathy M.
    03/31/2020 11:03


  • Judy M.
    03/31/2020 06:56

    Well done to all zoo keepers & volunteers who have helped out with our wildlife. 💚

  • Sylvia W.
    03/31/2020 03:59

    I hope they find enough food!

  • Sue S.
    03/31/2020 03:16


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    03/31/2020 02:06


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    03/30/2020 19:31


  • Shama Z.
    03/30/2020 17:28

    Thanks All Teem

  • Doreen M.
    03/30/2020 16:03

    Brilliant to see, well done.

  • Mike O.
    03/30/2020 11:22

    Why tract them down? Let them remain WILD. from America!

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