Koalas Are Dying Of Thirst, So This Farmer Decided To Do Something About It | Teen Times
Fun

Koalas Are Dying Of Thirst, So This Farmer Decided To Do Something About It

Koalas Are Dying Of Thirst, So This Farmer Decided To Do Something About It

Pictures of koalas drinking water have been released all over the Internet, and even though it looks cute, actually, it’s a really bad sign. Koalas, one of the symbols of the Australian wildlife, normally get the hydration they need from the eucalyptus leaves they eat. However, due to draughts and wildfires caused by climate change, their food supplies dried out, which resulted in many koalas becoming thirsty and turning to water.


Show Full Text

That’s why Robert Frend, a simple farmer from New South Wales, Australia, decided to do something about the issue. He made an invention called ‘Blinky Drinkers’. It’s a water station that attaches to trees and gives thirsty koalas access to the water. “If I can help, well I get a certain amount of enjoyment out of that… they’re a lovely species,” says Frend.

Frend partnered with researchers at the University of Sydney to gain deeper insight into koala drinking patterns now that they are so affected by global warming. Sadly, there are only 43,000 koalas left in the wild today.

More info: The University Of Syndey (h/t)

Although a picture of a koala drinking water looks cute, it’s actually a bad sign

Koalas normally get the hydration they need from the eucalyptus leaves

Image credits: Kate Wilson

However, due to draughts and wildfires caused by climate change, their food supplies dried out

Image credits: Caroline Marschner

A farmer named Robert Frend decided to do something about it and created ‘Blinky Drinkers’

It’s a water station that attaches to trees and gives thirsty koalas access to the water. Watch the video:

Read full post here http://www.boredpanda.com/thirsty-koalas-drinking-stations-australia/

Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Fun
@@beckawhitty

Dancer, writer, Musician and 80's Movie enthusiast. Putting the fun in funeral since '99

More in Fun

skin-care-carrey.gif

8 Skin Care Tips That Are Total Bullsh*t

aliApril 24, 2017
game-shows-solitary.jpg

5 Bizarre, Short-Lived Game Shows

aliApril 23, 2017
ferro-rancer2.jpg

6 Things That Baffle Us About Ferrero Rocher

aliApril 22, 2017
tvshows-01.gif

7 TV Shows Teenagers Loved 10 Years Ago

aliApril 21, 2017
snes-mini-snes.jpg

If Nintendo's Working on an SNES Mini, These Are the Games We Hope Do NOT Make the Cut

aliApril 20, 2017
90s-kid-sandlot.jpg

8 Reasons Why the '90s Was the Best Time to Be a Kid

aliApril 17, 2017
easter-pinterest-chicks.jpg

19 Hilarious Easter Pinterest Fails

aliApril 16, 2017
plot-twists-saw.jpg

5 Movie Plot Twists So Severe They Gave You Whiplash

aliApril 15, 2017
judelaw1.jpg

5 Reasons Why Jude Law Will Be a Perfect Dumbledore in 'Fantastic Beasts II'

aliApril 13, 2017
OR
Join over 50,000 & Signup
Get free stuff. Party at our Teen events and stay up to date with trending topics and hot viral videos!
OR
Join over 50,000 & Signup
Get free stuff. Party at our Teen events and stay up to date with trending topics and hot viral videos!
OR
GALWAY PARTY REPS
Get free tickets. Party at our Teen events and stay up to date with trending topics and hot viral videos!