Injured Joey Named Dobby Reunites With His Mom After Falling From A Tree

Injured Joey named Dobby is reunited with his family after falling from a tree when a particularly amorous male koala tried to chase his mother

  • Seven-month-old Joey was found on the ground in a home in NSW
  • The youngster named Dobby had fallen while his mother was being harassed
  • This is a typical consequence of the spring breeding season










An injured koala Joey has been reunited with his mother after falling from a tree when an amorous male koala aggressively pursued his mother.

Seven-month-old Joey was found on the ground in a home in northern NSW.

The young, named Dobby, had fallen while its mother was being harassed by the male, which is typical during the breeding season.

A team of Friends of the Koala volunteers rescued Dobby and had him examined by a vet.

Seven-month-old Joey was found on the ground in a home in northern NSW

Then a race against time began to reunite him with his mother.

About 24 hours later, the volunteers managed to capture her and after several days in care, Dobby made a full recovery and was released back into the wild with his mother.

“It’s always a special day when we can reunite a mother and Joey and release them back into the wild, where they can thrive together,” Nicole Rojas-Marin, rescuer of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, said Monday.

“Koalas, especially males, are increasingly under threat during the breeding season, such as car collisions and dog attacks, as they tend to move more in search of females to mate and find new areas to call home, so it is vital that we do what we do. can help protect them.’

About 24 hours later, the volunteers managed to capture her and after several days in care, Dobby made a full recovery and was released back into the wild with his mother.

About 24 hours later, the volunteers managed to capture her and after several days in care, Dobby made a full recovery and was released back into the wild with his mother.

It comes as stark figures released Monday by the Australian Koala Foundation reveal that an estimated 30 percent of iconic species have been lost in just three years.

The survey found that every region in Australia saw a decline in koala populations, and the species is now extinct in 47 of the 128 federal voters who own or have had koalas since white settlement.

Australia’s koala populations are now estimated at 32,065 to 57,920 – down from 45,745 to 82,170 in 2018.

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