Recently, according tomedia reports, by the long-term impact of wildfires, Australia’s koala living environment is worrying, about 25,000 koalas have died as a result of the fire, and now tens of thousands of people have signed a petition calling on the New Zealand Prime Minister to bring koalas into New Zealand. The report noted that koalas are currently facing a severe test they have never faced before, with some suffering minor injuries in the fire but dying of pneumonia due to incorrect human water feeding. Recently, two firefighters used the right method to feed the koala mother and son water, not to pour water into the koala’s throat, but to provide containers, let the koala lick the water on its own.
It is reported that tens of thousands of people have signed a petition calling on the Prime Minister of New Zealand to bring koalas to New Zealand. Animal rights group Change.org said in the petition that koalas are functionally extinct in Australia but can thrive in New Zealand like other Australian-specific animals.
But experts say simply bringing one species into another is not the answer. Australian biogenetics expert Andrea Byron says New Zealand’s introduction of tailless possums from Australia has severely damaged the original forests there.
New Zealand also has strict rules on the import of live animals, and Wellington Zoo officials say they and other zoos do not currently have enough eucalyptus trees and do not plan to introduce any koalas.