Members of the Threatened Species Conservation Society Inc wish to thank the caring and dedicated volunteers of Friends of Koala who met at the Black Rocks sports field on Sunday, 7 February, to release a 12-month-old female koala (Lucia).
She was returned to the tree in which she was captured on 13 December 2015 after receiving treatment for conjunctivitis (a symptom of the stress-related disease chlamydia).
Without early intervention by Friends of the Koala (who also assisted with Lucia’s capture) and care/treatment received at the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, this koala would most likely have developed ovarian cysts, been euthanased or suffered a slow agonising death in the bush.
Details and photos of the release of Lucia can be found on the FOK facebook. Any injured or sick koalas should be reported to Friends of the Koala hot line: 02 6622 1233.
David Norris, president, Threatened Species Conservation Society