There are few koalas left and we need to help the problem. There are about 43, 000 koalas left in the wild. We need to act now otherwise our beloved koalas will go extinct. Adopting koalas and keeping them as pets is a good way to solve the problem, but we all have to get on board.
Some people believe koalas are vicious but that is not the case.
There are some occasions that koalas have attacked dogs or even humans, but they are pretty mild. There's no real reason to be nervous.
If koalas are raised by humans it is less likely for them to be dangerous.
If you plan to adopt a koala in the future you will have to prepare and learn how to handle them.
If koalas are going to become pets you must have the right food for them.
An adult koala eats between 200 to 500 grams of leaves each day. Koalas eat mainly eucalyptus leaves (gum leaves). Occasionally they will eat the leaves from some other native Australian trees, and they also use certain trees just for resting in. Owners should have a least two and a half acres and a constant source of gum leaves. A certified wildlife carer should assess fencing. Fencing should not have tall trees within a certain distance from the fence. Always have a rope near your pool, otherwise koalas can drown.
Unfortunately koalas carry diseases. Most of the koala population carry chlamydia. Approximately 90% of koalas have chlamydia. This is a huge problem that we need to fix! Koalas get chlamydia because they eat their mother's pap before they come out of their pouch. Pap is poo to get them ready for their toxic gum leaves.
Koalas first contracted Chlamydia through eating livestock faeces, more specifically sheep. One way to solve this problem is to breed koalas that don't have chlamydia and don't let them near livestock. As mentioned fencing should be secure and safe enough for Koalas and owners should let nearby Farmers know that koalas are coming to the area.
Donating to Koala foundations is good, but wouldn't it would be better if we actually adopted a koala? Let's not let our icons become extinct.