Meet Moorah Jarrah and Lion Leo
During the year of 2020 Australia endured the largest bushfire crisis in its history. While billions of wildlife creatures were either killed or directly affected by the fire, koalas often became the face of the crisis and as a species suffered greatly. Koalas are an endangered species that is much beloved by Australians. GroundGrabba’s love of the outdoors, nature, and wildlife helped them to decide to give back. In the future we will be adopting / sponsoring a koala on behalf of our customers. We will pick a lucky customer and adopt the koala in their name then make the announcement.
Meet Moorah Jarrah: Adopted in the name of Kevin Grover and His Wife Ru
First we'd like you to meet the koala we've adopted in the name of Kevin Grover, our General Manager, and his wife, Ru. Meet this adorable koala named Morrah Jarrah. She is a sweet little girl that was found by the roadside in August 2017. At the time it was believed she was only about 5 months old, and she was all alone, having lost her mother.She was transported to the care of her human mother where she stayed until 2018. At that time, she was returned to the Koala Hospital of Port Macquarie where she spent time readjusting and preparing for release in the joey yard, and outdoor aviary. She has since been released and is living freely and in good health!
Lion Leo: Adopted in the Name of Andy Ye and His Family
Another adoption within the GroundGrabba family is for one of our fantastic manufacturers, Andy Ye and his family. Lion Leo has been adopted in their name and is now a part of the Ye family! This friendly looking little guy was found in September 2019 by a homeowner who found him in their backyard near their dogs. Worried that the dogs had attacked Leo, the Koala Hospital came to the rescue. Much to their relief he only had a cut on one foot. Leo stands out in a crowd, because he has two blue eyes, an extremely rare genetic anomaly amongst koalas.
Leo is the koala ambassador to the Koala Smart program, a partnership between the Lions Club of Port Macquarie and the Koala Hospital of Port Marquarie. This program inspires students to come up with ways to help put a stop to the koala decline. Leo has also been released to the wild but will always be their ambassador!
GroundGrabba Has More on the Way About Koalas
In the coming months, GroundGrabba will be committing more time to raise awareness for Koalas, as we know just as you love them, so do we! We hope you will check back with us as we shed light on these beautiful creatures. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more!