PLEASE LOOK FOR SIGNS OF INJURY OR ILLNESS
Signs a koala may be sick or injured can include:
- red, inflamed or crusty eyes
- very dirty, wet or dark brown bottom
- signs of injury such as cuts, blood, bone fractures or fur loss
- not using all four limbs when climbing or walking
- sitting at the base of a tree or in the same tree for several days
- very skinny
If you notice any of the above, or if the koala is in a potentially dangerous situation please CALL US IMMEDIATELY
RESCUE HOTLINE 6584 1522
To record your koala sighting directly to the BioNet Atlas please click this link I spy koala (arcgis.com)
WHY IS RECORDING KOALA SIGHTINGS IMPORTANT?
Knowing the location of koalas is important for many reasons. These include, better understanding how koalas use their habitat over time; to monitor the population size, distribution and health; to assist with steering conservation efforts; and most importantly to ensure koalas are considered in town planning and development decision making.
All information in the database is made publicly available through the NSW Government's Sharing and Enabling Environmental Data (SEED) portal.