Koala killed moments after adorable petrol station photo


WARNING, DISTRESSING CONTENT: A wildlife warrior has shared a photo of an adorable koala wandering through a petrol station moments before it was hit and killed by a car.

The healthy male koala was seen at the service station in Campbelltown in Sydney on Monday and was watched by a WIRES volunteer.

The koala ran up a tree so the volunteer ‘ducked away momentarily’, in which time it ran back down and was hit and killed by a car.

The healthy male koala was seen at a Sydney service station. Photo: Facebook/ Help Save the Wildlife and Bushlands in Campbelltown

Local wildlife rescuer Ricardo Lonzer told the ABC koala deaths in the area were a common and tragic occurrence.

“There is no wildlife fencing – no underpasses or overpasses on Appin Road so the wildlife can get from A to B safely,” he said.

Ricardo Lonzer shared a photo of the dead animal after it had been hit by the car. Photo: Facebook/ Help Save the Wildlife and Bushlands in Campbelltown

Mr Lonzer shared the photo of the koala to his Facebook page, Help Save the Wildlife and Bushlands in Campbelltown.

He also shared a photo of the dead animal after it had been hit by the car, in order to raise awareness over the problem.