Miss Sunset is a beautiful old local girl who was first encountered in 2010 as a young sub-adult after she was found sitting on a boat ramp at Sunset Beach, Soldiers Point. This was just the beginning of her long and varied rescue history (including injuries that left her blind in one eye) as she insisted on hanging out in a very popular tourist spot with high traffic flow. Sadly, this year, she was found sitting in the middle of a road, suffering from a broken hip. Her hip is taking a long time to heal, perhaps because of her age, however after some much needed R&R she has regained some of her climbing ability. She has been moved into a beautiful Sanctuary enclosure where she can safely spend her twilight years.
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Elo & John
We are excited as we just adopted Eila today. Thank you Port Stephens Koala hospital. We hope for Eila’s speedy recovery. We also hope that the hospital and staff are well. Thank you for continuously looking after our vulnerable national icons, particularly during this fiery season.
My 7 yo boy and I are very excited as we just adopted Elia along with her Joey Patu. We are in Nova Scotia Canada and our hearts hurt for all of you at this time. Thank you for all you are doing to help these sweet animals xo
Sending love from North Carolina, US. I have been sewing joey/koala bags through Rescue Craft co FB group in Australia. My friends joined in to help pay for shipping of the bags from the states to A.U. With their generosity their was left over, they asked for it to be donated to help. Thank you for what you are doing. We are all wishing Australia a healthy recovery, from the koalas to the joey’s, the echidna, the wombats and all the other wildlife and trees. With love.
I just adopted you (for myself) and your fellow Tai (for my mom). We both love animals and are very concerned what is going on in Australia with the bush fires. We really wish and hope to help you and all the other koalas out there. Much love from Germany.
Your adoption is a gift for my two little boys. You are going to make them understand how lucky we are to be safe in France and how we need to be kind and gentle with every being. I really hope we are going to contribute a little to your welfare. Love from Strasbourg!
I have adopted you just an hour or so ago from Mooroopna, Victoria because I couldn’t just adopt SES Maree (as well as Jax) without adopting her best friend in you so here we are as a little family of 4. I am truly very happy to have you, Joanie, join our family & to keep you two girls together.
I am sorry to hear that the damage to your eye is permanent even after you’ve had surgery to try & repair it. I was really happy to hear that you were still able to raise your joey, Pablo, by yourself & that he’s now been released back into the wild (hope he’s staying safe out there) & I know you’ll have a very happy, safe, loved & cared for life there at Port Stephens Koala’s with your best friend, SES Maree, right there by your side.
I’d love to one day be able to visit you, SES Maree & Jax as well as all the other koala’s there but until then I’ll love all 3 of you from Victoria.
How wonderful to be able to give the gift of adoption to a lovely little young man as a Christmas gift. Beautiful Solstice will be loved by our little man and I know he will ask his Pappa lots of questions about koalas and how we can care for them. Merry Christmas Solstice
This sweet boy just tugged at my heart strings how could you say no…..I hope to save up and adopt more Koalas.Absolutely a worthwhile endeavour, knowing you are helping our Wildlife..xx
After reading about all the fires today my daughter Ava has sobbed her little heart out, she thinks if she adopts a Koala she can bring him home, I had to explain we can’t bring him to the UK, but she doesn’t know I have adopted him for her!!! She will be beside herself knowing she has helped in some way x
I am so happy to have had the opportunity to adopt Eila and help her on her road to recovery. She looks so sweet and she is such a fighter! Thank you so much for the staff and volunteers who help these beautiful animals. It is truly a blessing to have such kind and compassionate people caring after them. I live in LA and have been so inspired by the love and care you all show.
Your support will…
Buy and plant tree plantations to provide a secure food supply
Preserve core koala habitat and wildlife corridors
Provide community wildlife education campaigns
Participate in research programs
Adopt a koala and know that your contribution helps us care for and protect koalas so they can stay wild.
Each adoption helps support Port Stephens Koala’s conservation work, protecting habitat, preserving food supply and ensuring the safety of Australia’s most loved marsupial.
Adoptions cover the costs associated with medical treatment, food and accommodation of a koala while it’s in care.