Cuddly addition for the GC Koala population

The Gold Coast’s fragile koala population will get a small, but important boost this morning.

A young female, rescued 3 months ago will be released back into the wild at the Upper Mudgeeraba Conservation area at Bonogin.

The koala, nicknamed “Tsuki”, weighed a mere two kilos and was suffering from chlamydia when she was taken to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.


Since then, she has made a complete recovery and now tips the scales at a healthy 3.5 kilos.

The Wildcare conservation group is appealing for anyone interested in caring for sick and injured wildlife in their homes to contact them.

If you’d like to become a wildlife carer log onto

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital also needs volunteers and if that appeals to you, you can contact them through the Hospital Foundation’s website,