Koalas are undoubtedly one of the cutest animals on the planet. With their big fluffy ears, button noses, and adorable round eyes, it’s hard not to fall in love with these marsupials at first sight.
They have a unique and charming way of clutching onto trees with their sharp claws and sleeping in the crooks of branches, adding to their cuteness factor. Beyond that, their furry, teddy-bear-like appearance makes them an instant favorite among animal lovers. Whether you see them munching on eucalyptus leaves or curled up in a cozy ball, koalas never fail to bring a smile to your face with their endearing looks and sweet personalities.
Sometimes, though, koalas manage to get themselves into precarious situations, including one koala that managed to tangle himself up in a nylon fence!
The bits of nylon were wrapped so tightly around the koala’s arms and body that it simply couldn’t free itself and desperately needed help. Thankfully, help wasn’t far away, and when a Good Samaritan spotted the struggling marsupial and stepped up to help.
A video captured the moment the woman attempted to free the koala from the fence and it was shared on YouTube by Stirred Up. In the clip, you can see the woman working with scissors to cut each strand of nylon away from the furry koala’s body.
In the end, the koala is finally freed and happily runs on his way.
According to the IUCN Red List, koalas are considered a vulnerable species due to habitat loss, fragmentation, disease, climate change, and other threats. Conservation efforts include habitat restoration and preservation, wildlife corridor creation, monitoring and research, community engagement, and education.
Of course, one way the community can step up and help is by doing the right thing when they spot a koala in need. While it’s generally recommended to call a wildlife professional to help in an animal rescue situation, the case of the koala in the fence turned out perfectly.
You can watch the rescue for yourself in the video below:Whizzco