With breeding season underway koalas are on the move again across Redlands Coast and the community is being urged to keep watch for them.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said koalas were more active during the breeding season, which continued through to December.
“Koalas are mostly active at night but they will move around during the day if they are disturbed, if they are too hot, too cold or simply to find a new feed tree,” Cr Williams said.
“But right now they are out looking for love, so we need to be alert for them on the road or moving through our yards.
“The main messages are: slow down and drive safely; make sure your yard is koala-friendly with ways for them to escape pools or over fences; and ensure your pet is secured at night and when out walking.”
Cr Williams said it was important to keep your distance if you saw a koala and allow it to move about freely unless the animal was in immediate danger.
“If you notice the koala is ill or injured, call the Redlands 24hr Wildlife Rescue Service immediately on 3833 4031,” she said.
“Council also has an active koala watch program where you can submit any koala sightings when you are out and about.”
To find out more about our urban koalas and what your Council is doing to help, visit redland.qld.gov.au/koala
To join the Redlands Coast Koala Watch, go to redland.qld.gov.au/koalawatch