By Josie Decemner 14th, 2023
The angry koala doesn’t understand that the man is, in fact, rescuing it, and violently fights back and growls loudly at its savior.
Thanks to his thick leather gloves, the man manages to move the koala safely to the other side of the road.
Koalas are usually silent creatures, but they do communicate through a range of vocalizations.
Their sounds range from snores and grunts to loud, low-pitched bellows.
While koalas are generally not aggressive towards humans, they can become defensive when scared or threatened.
It’s important for rescuers to understand koala behavior and to use protective gear, as the man in the video did.
On a yearly basis, as many as 4,000 koalas die in car accidents.
These accidents are a significant threat to koala populations, already under pressure from habitat loss and diseases like chlamydia.