Video: Angry koala viciously attacks child as Internet says humans are to blame

The scary video from 2019 recently resurfaced on various social media platforms and went viral


                            Video: Angry koala viciously attacks child as Internet says humans are to blame
A viral video circulating online recently shows that a koala run towards a small kid and jumped on the child. The furious koala had to be hauled. (Photo by basekadet/YouTube)
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A video has surfaced online that shows a koala running towards a small kid and jumping on to him. The enraged koala grabs onto the child's thigh and refuses to let go. The animal was then hauled by a man standing next to the small kid. The scary incident occurred along the Great Ocean Road at the Kennett River Koala Walk. The guy standing next to the youngster leaps into action and pulls on one of the marsupial's arms. The animal is hauled off after a long battle but refuses to let go of its left paw, despite the rest of its body hanging in the air.

A woman nearby consoles the small child who is heard crying after the animal is removed. The scary video from 2019 recently resurfaced on various social media platforms and went viral. In the original YouTube video, some social media users advised that Koalas are wild animals that should not be toyed with. “Holy s**t the child is so fortunate he didn't get ripped apart!!” one user remarked in the comments section of the video. 

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One person wrote, “never brings children where there are wild animals. Imagine if there is a tiger or lion. You won't bring your children there.” “So many ppl around and only one man helping the kid? Give me a break!!! And they are wild animals that deserve respect! All these people are invading his habitat.” another person remarked. Someone added, “don't f-around with wild animals then act surprised when they don't behave the way you intended them to.” 

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The koala is a well-known Australian creature. This tree-climbing animal is a marsupial—a mammal having a pouch for the development of offspring—and is sometimes referred to as the koala bear. Kennett River Koala Walk is known for having a huge number of wild koalas, as well as other species including wallabies, king parrots, and kookaburras, living in the vicinity. The Kennett River Walk is one of Australia's few places where visitors and locals may witness a large number of koalas in their natural environment.

Due to fur hunting in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, koala numbers dropped. They are now in grave danger because of habitat loss. Much of the forest they reside in has been devastated by land clearance, logging, and bushfires, particularly during the disastrous 2019-2020 season. Koalas require a lot of space—about a hundred trees for each animal—which is becoming increasingly difficult as Australia's woods diminish. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has designated koalas as endangered, naming them one of the top ten mammals most susceptible to climate change.

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