Adelaide Koala Rescue

Wildlife Rescue Service in South Australia
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Posted on Dec 27, 2018

Adelaide's heatwave is having a huge impact on koalas. Koalas generally only come to the ground to move between trees. In extreme heat they may seek out shady spots in gardens low in a tree or on the ground. A koala on the ground though needs attention. If only hot and bothered, a bowl of water a...

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Have you found a sick or injured koala?

Our 24-Hour Koala Rescue service covers north-east, eastern inner city and Adelaide Hills areas including Linear Park and the Mount Lofty Ranges.

We work with other agencies to assist with rescuing koalas in conservation parks including Morialta, Black Hill, Anstey Hill, Horsnell Gully, Giles, Cleland and others.

Our team members are trained and skilled in koala and other wildlife rescue and have South Australian Fauna Permits for the rehabilitation of koalas.

We have professional partnerships with other wildlife rescue groups and sanctuaries around SA who can help with possums and other native fauna species.

Koalas need rescue due to dog attack, road trauma (hit by car) or disease/illness. In hot weather koalas often need help due to heat stress and renal failure.

Have you found a koala sitting on the ground? Please call us for advice and stay with the koala. Please take a photo for us.

A koala hit by car ALWAYS needs help. Koalas can walk-off, climb trees and appear ok following a car strike however they usually sustain injuries.

A koala attacked by a dog ALWAYS needs checking by a trained koala specialist and/or vet. Their thick fur can hide puncture wounds and they often sustain internal injuries.

Unsure if a koala needs help? If in doubt, call us out! We're here to help 24/7

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