Welcome To 1300 KOALAZ

1300 KOALAZ is a not for profit volunteer organisation who rescue, rehabilitate and release sick, injured or orphaned koalas.

We strive to rehabilitate all koalas (big and small) which come into our care. Our friendly team have extensive experience in koala management and care.

1300 KOALAZ is dedicated to the preservation and release of wild koalas back into their natural habitat. All koalas receive veterinary treatment and care through an experienced and permitted carer prior to release back into the wild.

If you see a sick, injured or orphaned koala please call the 1300 KOALAZ hotline on 1300 562 529 – 24/7 or simply click the button below to contact us.

Welcome To 1300 KOALAZ

1300KOALAZ are the largest group of experienced dedicated volunteer koala carers and rescuers in South Australia.

We rescue, rehabilitate and release wild koalas in South Australia.

1300KOALAZ supports those who are affected by recent bushfires to regenerate the bushfire zone through donations of native vegetation to re-establish lost koala habitat in South Australia

If you see a sick, injured or orphaned koala please call the 1300KOALAZ hotline on 1300 562 529 – 24/7 or simply click the button below to contact us.

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3 days ago

#1300KOALAZ' Daniel has taken a huge leap forward. After having his pap he is now chowing down on leaf.

He is still a little uncoordinated, not quite got the hand eye coordination down but with a little help from his friends he is getting there.

He is just so darn cute.

If you find a sick, injured, orphaned or distressed koala please call 1300KOALAZ (1300 562 529) for help or advice.

#koalas #koala #joey #koalajoey #doingitright #wildanimals #wildliferehabilitation #wildliferehabber #wildliferehab #wildlife #cuteanimals #cutebabies #cuteasabutton
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#1300KOALAZ Daniel has taken a huge leap forward.  After having his pap he is now chowing down on leaf.

He is still a little uncoordinated, not quite got the hand eye coordination down but with a little help from his friends he is getting there.

He is just so darn cute.

If you find a sick, injured, orphaned or distressed koala please call 1300KOALAZ (1300 562 529) for help or advice.

#koalas #KOALA #Joey #koalajoey #doingitright #wildanimals #wildliferehabilitation #wildliferehabber #wildliferehab #wildlife #cuteanimals #cutebabies #cuteasabuttonImage attachmentImage attachment

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Congratulations little sweet Daniel 😁

You are a real treasure Daniel. Lots of kisses and hugs to you

Glad you are doing well Daniel xx

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Sadly we don't have any in the wild over here in WA only in zoo's

I wish I could!!!!! Love from faraway Germany 🇩🇪❤️😩

Jane Tanner

1 week ago

#1300KOALAZ' Penelope is looking pretty pleased with herself as well she might. Penelope's test results came back negative meaning her chlamydia treatment has worked.

Penelope needs one last appointment at the Adelaide Koala & Wildlife Centre and then she will be good to go.

We can't wait to bring you her release video.

If you find a sick, injured, orphaned or distressed koala please call 1300KOALAZ (1300 562 529) for help or advice.

#koalas #wildliferehabilitation #goinghome #wildanimals #rehabilitation #wildliferehab #wildliferehabber #treatment #done
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#1300KOALAZ Penelope is looking pretty pleased with herself as well she might.  Penelopes test results came back negative meaning her chlamydia treatment has worked.

Penelope needs one last appointment at the Adelaide Koala & Wildlife Centre and then she will be good to go.

We cant wait to bring you her release video.

If you find a sick, injured, orphaned or distressed koala please call 1300KOALAZ (1300 562 529) for help or advice.

#koalas #wildliferehabilitation #goinghome #wildanimals #rehabilitation #wildliferehab #wildliferehabber #treatment #done
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26 CommentsComment on Facebook

Hello, pretty Penelope, So happy you have recovered well. You will be going home soon. Be safe & healthy & may you live a long, happy life!💚🐨🙏

Wonderful to hear Penelope. Stay healthy and safe out there. ❤️🐨❤️

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2 weeks ago

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😍😍😍 they are so precious

Such wonderful animals ❤️.

Very interesting.🙏🏽🙏🏽🐨🙏🏽🙏🏽

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2 weeks ago

#1300KOALAZ' Daniel is doing well. As you can see from this picture he is starting to 'fluff up'.

He takes his formula well and is putting on weight but is still not really keen on eating leaf. His carer says he 'plays' with it, biting bits off and chewing on it but then tends to spit it out.

To make sure he has the bacteria he needs in his gut to enable him to digest eucalyptus we needed to give him some pap. Pap is a soft form of poop the mother koala excretes on demand when the joey is ready to start eating leaf.

Unable to find his mother despite four days of searching we had to resort to a different source. We have had to wait for an otherwise healthy koala which had been hit by a vehicle and could not be saved to come in so we could harvest the pap.

A week after putting the call out we had a call from another rescue group letting us know that one had been taken in to a vet practice for euthanasia. Calls were made and the body collected and taken to our friend Kerry #wildlifenursesa to harvest the pap.

Daniel has had some pap, not that he is very keen on it and to be honest I can't say I blame him. He will be given a bit more over the next few days and hopefully it will have the desired effect.

Many thanks to all those involved in getting Daniel the pap he needed. It is just such a shame that in order to get the pap another koala had to lose its life first. 😢

If you find a sick, injured, orphaned or distressed koala please call 1300KOALAZ (1300 562 529) for help or advice.

#koalas #koala #wildliferehabilitation #wildlife #wildanimals #joey #koalajoey #cutekoalas #cuteanimals #cutekoalas #babyanimals #growingup #fluffy
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#1300KOALAZ Daniel is doing well.  As you can see from this picture he is starting to fluff up.

He takes his formula well and is putting on weight but is still not really keen on eating leaf.  His carer says he plays with it, biting bits off and chewing on it but then tends to spit it out.

To make sure he has the bacteria he needs in his gut to enable him to digest eucalyptus we needed to give him some pap.  Pap is a soft form of poop the mother koala excretes on demand when the joey is ready to start eating leaf.

Unable to find his mother despite four days of searching we had to resort to a different source.  We have had to wait for an otherwise healthy koala which had been hit by a vehicle and could not be saved to come in so we could harvest the pap.

A week after putting the call out we had a call from another rescue group letting us know that one had been taken in to a vet practice for euthanasia.  Calls were made and the body collected and taken to our friend Kerry #wildlifenursesa to harvest the pap.  

Daniel has had some pap, not that he is very keen on it and to be honest I cant say I blame him.  He will be given a bit more over the next few days and hopefully it will have the desired effect.

Many thanks to all those involved in getting Daniel the pap he needed.  It is just such a shame that in order to get the pap another  koala had to lose its life first. 😢

If you find a sick, injured, orphaned or distressed koala please call 1300KOALAZ (1300 562 529) for help or advice.

#koalas #koala #wildliferehabilitation #wildlife #wildanimals #joey #koalajoey #cutekoalas #cuteanimals #cutekoalas #babyanimals #growingup #fluffy

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I wish there was a way to culture pap bacteria, so koalas could be given probiotic “shakes” easier than trying to harvest pap from deceased koalas! ❤️‍🩹🐨

Thank you to that mamma! I think Daniel is perhaps a little picky about food - just like some human ones with ideas of something superior tasting!!

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2 weeks ago

This week Penelope had her last dose of doxycycline at the Adelaide Koala & Wildlife Centre to treat her chlamydia. At the same time another swab was taken to send away for confirmation that she is chlamydia negative.

She will remain in care for a little while longer while we await the results, so fingers, toes and eyes crossed everybody for a good result.

If Penelope is given the all clear she will be off home soon after.

If you find a sick, injured, orphaned or distressed koala please call 1300KOALAZ (1300 562 529) for help or advice.

#koalarehabilitation #wildliferehabilitation #wildlife #adelaidekoalaandwildlifecentre #akawc #cutekoalas #cuteanimals #fingerscrossed #koalas #koala #wildanimals #goodvibes
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This week Penelope had her last dose of doxycycline at the Adelaide Koala & Wildlife Centre to treat her chlamydia.  At the same time another swab was taken to send away for confirmation that she is chlamydia negative.

She will remain in care for a little while longer while we await the results, so fingers, toes and eyes crossed everybody for a good result.

If Penelope is given the all clear she will be off home soon after.

If you find a sick, injured, orphaned or distressed koala please call 1300KOALAZ (1300 562 529) for help or advice.

#koalarehabilitation #wildliferehabilitation #wildlife #adelaidekoalaandwildlifecentre #akawc #cutekoalas #cuteanimals #fingerscrossed #koalas #koala #wildanimals #goodvibesImage attachment

26 CommentsComment on Facebook

Pretty Penelope, hoping you have fully recovered!Sending you a big hug!💜🐨💜🙏💜

Praying, in Jesus name, for a good report & for a safe & wonderful future for her

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3 weeks ago

A few weeks ago #1300KOALAZ were called to rescue a baby koala on the road.

We were shocked to see just how small the joey was. At just 560g he should have been tucked up safe in his mothers pouch. We could only assume mum had been hit by a car and the joey thrown from her pouch. Mum was not with her joey.

The joey was rushed to Wildlife Nurse SA Kerry, who is our specialist with very young joeys. He was given a thorough work up and x-rayed at SASH and found to have a fractured nose and femur and contusions to his lungs.

For the next 4 days our rescuers went out daily to try and find mum. We successfully brought down a female koala, unfortunately she was not lactating so we surmised it was not mum after all. She did however have symptoms of chlamydia so she remains in care with us while she is treated. We never did find mum.

Due to the severity of the joey's injuries we did not put him on our page earlier as, to be honest, we were not sure he would survive.

But what would we know, Daniel, as he is now named, is a fighter. The vets believe his fractures will heal well without surgical intervention but we take it one day at a time. Daniel is not out of the woods yet and still has some hurdles to overcome.

His lungs have improved and his nose swelling gone down, you can see how swollen his little nose was in the video below. We are all keeping everything crossed that this little one makes it but know only too well that joeys can go down hill very quickly.

We will do everything in our power to give Daniel every possible chance of a happy outcome.

If you find a sick, injured, orphaned or distressed koala please call 1300KOALAZ (1300 562 529) for help or advice.

#Daniel'sfight #joey #koalarehabilitation #koalas #wildliferehabilitation #fingerscrossed #cutekoalas #cuteanimals #fighter #wildlifenursesa
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A few weeks ago #1300KOALAZ were called to rescue a baby koala on the road.

We were shocked to see just how small the joey was.  At just 560g he should have been tucked up safe in his mothers pouch.  We could only assume mum had been hit by a car and the joey thrown from her pouch.  Mum was not with her joey.

The joey was rushed to Wildlife Nurse SA Kerry, who is our specialist with very young joeys.  He was given a thorough work up and x-rayed at SASH and found to have a fractured nose and femur and contusions to his lungs.

For the next 4 days our rescuers went out daily to try and find mum.  We successfully brought down a female koala, unfortunately she was not lactating so we surmised it was not mum after all.  She did however have symptoms of chlamydia so she remains in care with us while she is treated.  We never did find mum.  

Due to the severity of the joeys injuries we did not put him on our page earlier as, to be honest, we were not sure he would survive.

But what would we know, Daniel, as he is now named, is a fighter.  The vets believe his fractures will heal well without surgical intervention but we take it one day at a time.  Daniel is not out of the woods yet and still has some hurdles to overcome.

His lungs have improved and his nose swelling gone down, you can see how swollen his little nose was in the video below.  We are all keeping everything crossed that this little one makes it but know only too well that joeys can go down hill very quickly.

We will do everything in our power to give Daniel every possible chance of a happy outcome.

If you find a sick, injured, orphaned or distressed koala please call 1300KOALAZ (1300 562 529) for help or advice.

#Danielsfight #joey #koalarehabilitation #koalas #wildliferehabilitation #fingerscrossed #cutekoalas #cuteanimals #fighter #wildlifenursesa

63 CommentsComment on Facebook

Poor precious little Daniel. Keep fighting the good fight..... true little aussie battler! 💚🐨 Thank you for giving him the best possible chance. 🙏💚🐨

Daniel, you are a real fighter!🙂 God bless you, little one. We all keep fingers crossed for you, innocent soul. 💚🐨💚

Poor little sweatheart so cute you are ❤️💕❤️thank you so much 1300 for helping him your all fabulous experts bless you all 🥰💕💕💕🇬🇧

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4 weeks ago

#1300KOALAZ Penelope is two doses into her treatment for chlamydia.

She is loving the leaf her carer brings for her and has settled in nicely into her temporary digs.

Here she is smashing the leaf, doesn't even finish her mouthful before she sniffs out the next tastey morsel.

If you find a sick, injured, orphaned or distressed koala pleae call 1300KOALAZ (1300 562 529) for help or advice.

#cute #wild #eucalyptus #cutekoalas #cuteanimals #koalarehabilitation #wildliferehab #wildliferehabilitation #wildlife #safe #doingwell #smashingit #koalas #nativewildlife #wildliferehabilitation #cutekoalas
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Well there is nothing wrong with her appetite! Hope she’s going to be 100% soon!

my favorite creature and only one diet, eucalyptus leaves. happy happy watching this koala.

Get well soon my lovely Penelope ❤️🐨

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4 weeks ago

#1300KOALAZ' Feisty Fern and baby Juniper have gone home.

After a few days in care they were released back to their home area to settle back in. We are keeping everything crossed that Juniper grows well and doesn't play up for Fern.

It must be so hard climbing with that lump in her pouch!

If you find a sick, injured, orphaned or distressed koala please call 1300KOALAZ (1300 562 529) for help or advice.

#koalarehabilitation #freedom #wild #wildliferehab #wildliferehabilitation #goinghome #cuteanimals #cute
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Great to see...... stay safe out there precious Fern & bubba Juniper! 🐨💚🐨

Oops 😬, I thought she was going to fall at one point, I’m so glad she didn’t ❤️!

She made it, stay safe and well you two.

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#1300KOALAZ' Daniel is doing well. As you can see from this picture he is starting to 'fluff up'.
He takes his formula well and is putting on weight but is still not really keen on eating leaf. His carer says he 'plays' with it, biting bits off and chewing on it but then tends to spit it out.
To make sure he has the bacteria he needs in his gut to enable him to digest eucalyptus we needed to give him some pap. Pap is a soft form of poop the mother koala excretes on demand when the joey is ready to start eating leaf.
Unable to find his mother despite four days of searching we had to resort to a different source. We have had to wait for an otherwise healthy koala which had been hit by a vehicle and could not be saved to come in so we could harvest the pap.
A week after putting the call out we had a call from another rescue group letting us know that one had been taken in to a vet practice for euthanasia. Calls were made and the body collected and taken to our friend Kerry #wildlifenursesa to harvest the pap. 
Daniel has had some pap, not that he is very keen on it and to be honest I can't say I blame him. He will be given a bit more over the next few days and hopefully it will have the desired effect.
Many thanks to all those involved in getting Daniel the pap he needed. It is just such a shame that in order to get the pap another koala had to lose its life first. 😢
A few weeks ago #1300KOALAZ were called to rescue a baby koala on the road.
We were shocked to see just how small the joey was. At just 560g he should have been tucked up safe in his mothers pouch. We could only assume mum had been hit by a car and the joey thrown from her pouch. Mum was not with her joey.
The joey was rushed to Wildlife Nurse SA Kerry, who is our specialist with very young joeys. He was given a thorough work up and x-rayed at SASH and found to have a fractured nose and femur and contusions to his lungs.
For the next 4 days our rescuers went out daily to try and find mum. We successfully brought down a female koala, unfortunately she was not lactating so we surmised it was not mum after all. She did however have symptoms of chlamydia so she remains in care with us while she is treated. We never did find mum. 
Due to the severity of the joey's injuries we did not put him on our page earlier as, to be honest, we were not sure he would survive.
But what would we know, Daniel, as he is now named, is a fighter. The vets believe his fractures will heal well without surgical intervention but we take it one day at a time. Daniel is not out of the woods yet and still has some hurdles to overcome.
His lungs have improved and his nose swelling gone down, you can see how swollen his little nose was in the video below. We are all keeping everything crossed that this little one makes it but know only too well that joeys can go down hill very quickly.
We will do everything in our power to give Daniel every possible chance of a happy outcome.
#1300KOALAZ' Feisty Fern and baby Juniper have gone home.
After a few days in care they were released back to their home area to settle back in. We are keeping everything crossed that Juniper grows well and doesn't play up for Fern.
If you find a sick, injured, orphaned or distressed koala please call 1300KOALAZ (1300 562 529) for help or advice.
Mira is a great example of what organisations can achieve when they help each other out.
A couple of months ago one of our rescuers attended a rescue but needed help getting Mira down. Luckily another group, SKER, had also had a call about Mira and turned up and assisted in rescuing her.
Mira had been hit by a car and was in pretty poor shape so thinking only of getting Mira attention as quickly as possible our rescuer agreed to let SKER take her into care, as they had a vet closer than we did.
This video is the culmination of that collaboration and Mira recently went home, fit and healthy.
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