This Super Tiny Koala Is About to Melt Your Heart
Entertainment| | By Margo Gothelf
Get ready, this little koala is about to release all the “aww’s!” you have in your system.
The tiny koala, named Louise, was found by local resident Louise Haynes in Hawkes Nest, Australia after a wild storm swept through the area. The tiny marsupial was found on the ground in a chicken pen. Haynes foster mother, Sue Swain, called the local koala rescue, HKPS Koala Care and Rescue, to help save the little fellow after the mother rejected her.
Swain shared on Facebook that she believed the furry animal had fallen out of a tree with the mother hanging out above.
“A koala was in a tree above who we assume was mum, but after an hour of the Joey calling from the base of the tree the koala was unresponsive. Didn’t even wake up for a look,” Swain shared.
Simone Aurino, who works at the Rescue Center told Mashable they aren’t sure what caused the separation and now rejection of the mother and Joey.
Hawks Nest resident Louise Haynes found this adorable, baby #koala under a eucalyptus tree in her backyard after storms lashed the #NSW coast 🐨⛈After wrapping it in a blanket and rushing inside, she called her local koala care group for help. This is Ian Morphett working to coax the baby’s mother down. 📷: Louise Haynes #nature #animals #Australia
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“We are unsure the cause of the separating between mother and baby,” she explained. “This female, who we assume is the mother of this joey, has had five joeys before and has also rejected a joey previously.”
The koala will be cared for by the rescue center since reuniting with her mother seems unlikely.
“Once she is separated from mum, that’s it,” Aurino explained. “She will be a hand-raised joey. She will move through all stages of development with her foster mum…Once she is weaned she will be put into a kindergarten situation with other young koalas to learn to be a big girl koala.”
Check out the rest of the pictures of the adorable and tiny guy below! Let’s hope little Louise will find her Thelma.