Video: Koala Makes Special Appearance in Canoe


Experts at sleeping for 16+ hours a day, climbing trees and feasting on eucalyptus, swimming is not a Koala's forte. But this cute little guy surprises members of the Burleigh Point Outrigger Canoe Club by swimming off the riverbank and into their canoe.

One of the OCC members commented on the video to add a little reassurance to the viewers, "We paddled back to the creek bank where he came from & put him back on the little beach. With a rather casual wiggle he ambled back into the bushes." The member went on to say about the experience, "Altogether a stunning, magical encounter! Amazing to us that he looked at us from the water's edge, then decided to swim over to our canoe to say hello. Completely at ease with us."