GETTING on in years, but still active, this male koala was recently released at Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve where he will “live out his time” in his favourite gum tree.
Animalia Animal Rescue’s Michelle Thomas said the “old boy” was brought in for a check-up after being found on the ground by a walker concerned that he was staying in the one place and not moving around as much as he should be.
“There was nothing wrong with him, though”, Ms Thomas said.
“He was happy and healthy.
“Koalas are in every reserve and they are always on the move.”
The 98-hectare reserve in Frankston South is regarded as a significant area of native vegetation and wildlife habitat. It has extensive flora and fauna species and more than 100 indigenous mammal, bird, reptile, frog and fish species.
Details: parkweb.vic.gov.au or call 13 19 63.