Adopt A Tree | Feed Koalas
Did you know that out of over 700 varieties of eucalyptus trees, koalas only eat about 7?!
Working in rescue can be tough – it takes a lot of blood, sweat and tears to save animals from neglect, abuse and deathrow and to do it without any support is even harder, that is why here at DRU we love working alongside other rescues and supporting one another through the good and the bad.
After 60 thousand koalas lost their lives over the black summer of late 2019 and early 2020, we knew we had to find a way to help so we have built a strong partnership with The Rescue Collective and Queensland Koala Society to support the rehabilitation of the species.
Did you know there are 700 different types of eucalyptus tress in Australia and koalas only eat seven of those species? That means koala careers like the team at Queensland Koala Society can travel up to 1 1/2 hours each way every day to collect a variety of suitable leaf for koalas to eat.
Working alongside Queensland Koala Society gives us the opportunity to offer a more sustainable fodder farm so that their team can cut down on the travel time and cost involved in collecting eucalyptus leaf daily to feed the koalas in their care and therefore allowing more time to continue to save and rehabilitate wildlife!
The current location of Deathrow Unchained Animal Rescue is in a high traffic wildlife zone meaning not only will this partnership with Rescue Collective and Queensland Koala Society provide a more convenient feed gathering for koalas but also provide future shelter and food for the wildlife in local areas for many years to come.
Collaborating with other rescues is especially important to us because it gives us the chance to learn and share our own knowledge – we are incredibly passionate about all animals and having the opportunity to save more lives is everything we could hope for. #youdidthis