Cuddle Australia’s cutest creatures during your next trip or deployment Down Under

A koala perches among the eucalyptus at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary near Brisbane, Australia, July 7, 2019. CAITLIN DOORNBOS/STARS AND STRIPES
A koala perches among the eucalyptus at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary near Brisbane, Australia, July 7, 2019. CAITLIN DOORNBOS/STARS AND STRIPES

Cuddle Australia’s cutest creatures during your next trip or deployment Down Under

by Caitlin Doornbos
Stars and Stripes

Before I traveled to Australia, the extent of my knowledge about the land Down Under consisted of koalas and kangaroos.

So, I figured, what better way to start a vacation than to meet the beloved creatures at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary near Brisbane?

Founder Claude Reid opened Lone Pine in 1927 as a refuge for ill, injured and orphaned koalas in a time when the animals were being hunted for their fur, according to the sanctuary’s website.

It was the world’s first koala sanctuary and remains the largest at 44 acres, which include a eucalyptus plantation to feed its 130 koalas.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.597486

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