Koalas mean so much to the world. Even the hardest human heart melts when it comes into close contact with them – especially in the wild. In conservation terms, the Koala is a ‘flagship’ species for other lesser-known parts of the ecosystem. The Koala’s struggle tells us that the bush is in trouble.
Koalas do not harm anyone. They live in our backyards. It’s up to us to keep them alive and healthy in the bush.
Koalas are in serious decline suffering from the effects of habitat destruction, domestic dog attacks, bushfires, and road accidents.
Hello! We’re thrilled to introduce you to our beautiful adopted Koala doe called Willow. Willow this is your new Lil’ Creatures family, say hello!
Willow lives at the Featherdale Wildlife Park in Western Sydney, NSW and we’ve been told she is quite the young lady. She loves a hug, but sneakily chews on your shirt while she distracts you with the cuddle! We are looking forward to the year ahead with the potential of Willow becoming a first-time mum! How amazing will that be!
This is a symbolic Koala adoption, or a ‘foster’ program. Our monthly donation goes towards the work of helping save Koalas in the wild; so by adopting one of these gorgeous Koalas, we are helping their less fortunate wild cousins!
In addition, Lil’ Creatures is so proud to be able to give back to the cute creature that has inspired our journey so much! We sponsor The Koala Foundation by donating $2 for every Lil’ Koala that you buy to the Koala Foundation to go towards the work of helping save koalas in the wild.
The Australian Koala Foundation’s (AKF) research indicates that the Koala is in trouble and that extinctions of local populations have already occurred. In contrast to the millions of Koalas which were thought to be present at the time of European settlement, the AKF believes that there could be less than 80,000 remaining today, possibly as few as 43,000. If this rate of decline continues then yes, the Koala is at risk of extinction.
The Koala is Australia’s living icon, we should do everything we can to help protect them!
For any more information about the plight of the Koalas and how you can help, or just for some interesting facts see www.savethekoala.com .
x Carly & the Lil’ Creatures.