Koala Breeding Season Has Begun!
July marks the beginning of the koala breeding season which comes to an end in January. Koalas increase their movements across our city during the day and especially during the hours of dusk and dawn. During this time, young koalas are dispersing from their mothers, and adults are in search of a mate.
This means we all need to be extra vigilant in our koala conservation efforts, as the risk of a koala coming across our path – or our pet’s path – increases. Here's three easy ways you can help to keep koalas safe:
- Make sure you drive carefully in bushland areas, especially between dusk and dawn when koalas are most active.
- Pay attention to koala road signs – these are intentionally placed in areas where koalas are known to cross the road.
- Be a responsible pet owner by making sure your pets are contained within your property; tethered, enclosed, or indoors at night; and kept under control when walking in public.
Click the image below to hear from Currumbin Wildlife Hospital's Dr Michael Pyne, and Wildcare Australia's Heidi Cuschieri and learn how you can help save koalas during the koala breeding season.