Little Henry lost his mum at around six-months from a dog attack. It was touch and go with Henry, as he was too young to be without his mum.
Our wonderful Wildlife Carer, Trudi, looked after Henry around the clock until he was ready to go to our RSPCA Koala Kindy and then be released into the wild. She fed him specialised food and leaves every three hours which shows real dedication!
It is essential that we care for every koala as they are in danger of disappearing forever. The decline in population of koalas across Queensland means that our work to protect and save this wonderful marsupial is essential to helping the koala survive. Since May 2012, koalas have been listed as vulnerable in Queensland, because populations in these regions have declined significantly.
With so much koala habitat already lost and fragmented, koala populations are more susceptible to the effects of drought, climate change and disease. Our ongoing urban expansion continues to threaten koalas, particularly in coastal Queensland, both through loss of their gum trees, being hit by a vehicle, and the threat of mauling by dogs. Just like poor little Henry’s mum.
The RSPCA runs one of the few wildlife hospital for koalas in Queensland. However we are seeing a massive increase in the number of koalas coming into our hospital with this year around 77% increase.
With trauma season now underway, as many as five a day can be killed or injured!
Your donations are essential to continuing to provide this service as 96% of all our work is funded by wonderful people like you. If we save just one koala like Henry then this will be a victory, and vitally important to the long-term survival of the species.
Please donate now to save koalas like little Henry.