Together, the Australian Koala Foundation and Messenger will celebrate Save the Koala Day on Friday September 25, 2020 by hosting the world’s first koala Messenger Room.
Broadcast live from Symbio Wildlife Park, Koala lovers around the world are invited to tune into the Koala Room on the Australian Koala Foundation’s Facebook page.
The Koala Room will be hosted by Symbio Wildlife Parks zoo keepers Naomi Johnston and Elizabeth Florance as they introduce their cuddly koalas Imogen, Ellie, Johnny, Grace and Baby Kev. Those looking to spend some koal-ity time with some new furry friends should head to the Australian Koala Foundation’s Facebook page at 9:00am (AEST) September 25, 2020 to tune into the koala group video chat.
The Australian Koala Foundation is committed to protecting the forests of the east coast of Australia where koalas live with millions of other animals.
Australian Koala Foundation chair Deborah Tabart OAM said: “We’re excited to be bringing the beautiful koalas who live safely at Symbio Wildlife Park into the homes of people around the world. While these koalas are loved and happy in their zoo home, Koalas in the wild aren’t so lucky. Koalas are officially classified as vulnerable to extinction – one step down from endangered. Save the Koala Day is an important moment to recognise that we need to protect all koala habitats to secure the future of this unique and incredible species.”
“No matter if you’re tuning into our Koala Room from Australia or abroad you can play a vital role in protecting the future of koalas. We hope you come away from the Koala Room having learnt a little more about our furry friends, the challenges they face in the wild and feel informed about how you can help. The Australian Koala Foundation is funded by everyday people and any donation, big or small, will help us to continue our important work. ”
During the Room live broadcast viewers will catch a glimpse of a morning in the life of the resident koalas at Symbio Wildlife Park. They will see them doing what they do best; eating their diet of eucalyptus leaves, sleeping, and of course cuddling!
Messenger director of product management Connor Hayes added: “Getting up close with a koala is a privilege and we are thrilled to bring this exceptional experience to people everywhere via Messenger Rooms. We are proud to team up with the Australian Koala Foundation to celebrate Save the Koala Day and raise awareness about the importance of protecting this incredible animal.”
Koalas Imogen, Ellie, Johnny, Grace and Baby Kev are excited to meet their fans on September 25, 2020 to act as ambassadors for their cousins in the wild. See everyone in the gumtrees tomorrow! Anyone can join, no Facebook account login or koala-fications required!
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