By Josie  Decemner 14th, 2023

Feisty Koala Fights and Growls at Its Savior

This video shows an Australian dad extending his hand to a feisty koala to prevent it from becoming roadkill.

The angry koala doesn’t understand that the man is, in fact, rescuing it, and violently fights back and growls loudly at its savior.

This feisty tantrum doesn’t match its cute and cuddly appearance at all.

The Rescue Mission

The koala, in its state of distress, growls and fights, displaying a rare glimpse of its defensive behavior.

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.

Koala Communication

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.

Is It Safe to Intervene with Koalas?

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.

Koalas and Car Accidents

These accidents are a significant threat to koala populations, already under pressure from habitat loss and diseases like chlamydia.

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