Environment

Caring for koalas on Raymond Island

A new group of volunteers has formed on Raymond Island to look after sick or injured koalas.

The island’s koala population was originally introduced in 1953 and while no exact current number is known, a count in 2015 organised by DELWP and Parks Victoria put the number at 255 adults and 27 young. They attract hundreds of koala spotters to the island each year.

The group called Koalas of Raymond Island includes registered wildlife carers and is dedicated to the rescue, care and rehabilitation of sick, injured and orphaned koalas.

KORI has registered as a wildlife shelter with plans for new enclosures and pre-release pens for koalas in care. They need $20,000 and because they are a not-for-profit organisation that relies on donated funds, they’re looking to us for support.

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