- A cute koala who was stuck on top of a drilling rig has been rescued by firemen
- The marsupial was stuck on the rig on Tuesday before it was spotted by passerby
- The koala named ‘Uni Girl’ has been rescued by South Australia Fauna Rescue
A koala named ‘Uni Girl’ has been rescued after clambering up a drilling rig at a construction site.
The marsupial became stuck at the rig in Bedford Park, Adelaide, and was unable to make her way down prompting a good Samaritan to call for help.
South Australia Fauna Rescue member Anne Bigham told Daily Mail Australia that she received a distressed call via their hotline at about 4.30am on Tuesday.
A Koala named ‘Uni Girl’ has been rescued by emergency services on Tuesday morning
It took emergency services close to an hour to get the cute marsupial down to safety
The South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service took about an hour to bring the marsupial down to safely.
‘She (the koala) is doing very well,’ said Ms Bigham.
Ms Bigham said the koala in question was known to her and was an animal that they had released into the wild way back in February.
‘We recognised her through a yellow tag on her ear.
‘The construction site is close to Centennial park, a place where we had released her in February.
‘There is a cemetery there with a lot of eucalyptus,’ she said.
She said the koala was named after the place where she was found two years ago.
‘We named her ‘Uni Girl’ as we found her at Flinders University,’ she said.
Ms Bigham said the koala will be released into the wild on Wednesday.
The koala was spotted by a good Samaritan on top of the drilling rig on Tuesday morning
‘Uni Girl’ is seen here at the Fauna Rescue will be released into the wild on Wednesday