To celebrate SAVE THE KOALA DAY- my mum, my brother and I went to Healesville Sanctuary. We LOVE going to the sanctuary and we are very lucky that its not far from home so we can go a lot. We got there just in time to see all the koalas being fed. It was great because they were very active. I am so happy- next year I go to high school. This means that I can finally do the Vet for a Day and Keeper for a day at the sanctuary over the Christmas holidays. I have been waiting for over a year to be old enough to do this and have been saving my money! I am so excited.
You can help me save our koalas by donating to my online fundraising: https://www.gofundme.com/libby-s-koala-crusade
My mum won a family pass to Maru Koala & Animal Park. To win- she shared with them my passion for koalas and work I do for them and wildlife and my brothers LOVE for their big, male albino kangaroo. We were chosen from lots of entries.
The keeper that met us at the park knew about me and the work that i do. As a special "thank you" she arranged a special behind the scenes encounter with FOUR of their koalas. Its been sooo long since i've been able to get up close to koalas ag...ain. It was awesome.
One of the best parts was that I got to take two of my friends in to meet the koalas and hear about them. They have never been up close to a koala before. They loved it.
What i liked about Maru was that at the public Koala Keeper talk and during their wildlife show- they talked about the threats koalas face. They talked about how koalas have no natural enemies. That their biggest threat is us humans clearing their habitats.Their message about this was good.
Thank you Maru for making me feel special for the day and for letting my friends and I, get up close to your koalas.
My name is Libby and I am 13 years old. I am a Koala Crusader- raising money and awareness for our VULNERABLE koala's and spreading messages about our wildlife that we are lucky enough to live WITH. These are stories written by ME!