Koala in tree, North Stradbroke Island, © copyright 3-6-2017, Lucy Trippett, Moreton Bay Research Station
Koala in tree, North Stradbroke Island, © copyright 3-6-2017, Lucy Trippett, Moreton Bay Research Station

Koalas are one of natures most solitary animals. South East Queensland including the islands of Moreton Bay are important habitat for Australia’s vulnerable koala population.

Koalas, particularly females, have established territories that are well respected. They will hug a tree in preference to another koala. Some lessons from koalas during the COVID crisis – stay at home, enjoy your own company, don’t hug others and take some time to rest.

Koala in tree, North Stradbroke Island, © copyright 3-6-2017, Lucy Trippett, Moreton Bay Research Station.