Queensland quarry home to injured koala
A Boral quarry on the northern edge of Brisbane has become a precious recovery home for a koala injured in a vehicle accident.
Four-year-old Jennifer was released into the buffer zone surrounding our Narangba Quarry two months after being rescued by local koala carer group Moreton Bay Koala Rescue and medical care at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital at Beerwah.
Jennifer's release is a great testament to the rehabilitation work been undertaking at Narangba Quarry and working relationship with Moreton Bay Koala Rescue and Australia Zoo.
Boral’s land management and ecology experts nominated Narangba Quarry as an excellent release site due to the quality of its koala habitat in the quarry buffer, which spans 420 hectares (1000 acres).
With present rehabilitation efforts occurring over about 100 hectares, Boral has improved the habitat due a dedicated program in operation for several years focusing on creek rehabilitation, extensive weeding, pest management and the planting of more than 13,000 native seedlings since 2011. With another 5000 seedlings planted over three weeks in February, the area continues to provide crucial habitat for koalas as well improvements for other fauna such as the glossy-black cockatoo and tusked frog.
Narangba Quarry also maintains a koala fodder plantation to provide food and habitat to koalas in the care of Australia Zoo and local koala carer groups.