Australia’s iconic mammals have seen their numbers seriously affected due to the devastating bushfires. Koalas might soon be on the verge of extinction. Their population has reportedly declined with over 30% as a result of the catastrophic blaze that hit Australia recently.
Even though, a large number of animals, including koalas have been rescued from the wildfires thanks to the efforts of locals, firefighters or volunteers. These animals received all the comfort, love and care they needed to make it through. Now, thankfully, many of them made a full recovery and they’re ready to get back to their homes. Among them a koala mom and her joey.
The mother-baby duo, Tippy and Jellybean as they were named, had been rescued and taken to Healesville Sanctuary – a local wildlife rescue center. Stressed, confused and wounded the two were fighting for their lives. Fortunately, after weeks they managed to make a full recovery. Therefore, the center decided they are able to return into wild with the scene captured on camera.
The mom and her baby have been released exactly in the same spot they were found in Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia. And the moment they’re returning to their home is so overwhelming. Carrying her baby on her back, mother koala started to climb a tree soon after they were released. Watch the adorable moment here:
“Such a beautiful thing to see. Such wonderful creatures. So happy they are well and in their own environment,” wrote one person moved by the scene. “Koalas are so precious. Thankyou for saving our injured Koalas. This Mother & Baby recovered well & they are back in the their habitat now!” wrote another one.