Koalas Injured in Australian Bushfires are Returning to the Wild

Great news, everybody! Koalas that have been injured during the bushfires in Australia in late 2019 are recovering and begin returning to the wild.

Port Macquarie Koala Hospital recently announced that Anwen, the first koala that they admitted back in October, has recovered from the injuries and is ready to return to its home with several others.

Anwen and 48 other koalas underwent up to five months of special care in the hospital, with some of them suffering from life-threatening health issues. Still, Port Macquarie’s employees and volunteers gave their best to save them, and luckily their efforts paid off.

“Their habitat is recovering beautifully with the recent rain and there is plenty of food and water. What a journey! Oh the stories they will tell their furry friends!,” Port Macquarie Koala Hospital wrote in a social media post while uploading some cute photos of recovered koalas.

🐨 AGAINST ALL ODDS… 49 bushfire-ravaged Koalas were tirelessly treated and rehabilitated by the Koala Hospital Port…

Posted by Greater Port Macquarie on Wednesday, April 1, 2020

You can also check out the video of Anwen’s return to the wild below.

Anwen release

Earlier in the week Anwen, the first female koala to be admitted during the bushfires of October 2019, was joyfully released back into her original habitat in the Lake Innes Nature Reserve. We just love this video, giving us a glimpse into a day in the life of the amazing staff and volunteers (and their furry charges!) at Koala Hospital Port Macquarie – thank you! Aaaawwww – go well little Anwen! #lovekoalas #savethekoalas #iloveportmacquarie #fightingspirit #firerecovery #home #regrowth #mytree #thankyou

Posted by Greater Port Macquarie on Thursday, April 2, 2020