Wild koala Romeo sneaks into female enclosure at wildlife center on Valentine’s Day


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Volunteers subtitle a sour single Romeo (pictured) 'Unfortunate in love'

Wild koala Romeo sneaks into female enclosure at wildlife center on Valentine’s Day

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Wild koala Romeo sneaks into female enclosure at wildlife centre on Valentine’s Day – staff joked they kicked him out because he ‘did not bring any flowers’

  • Koala named Romeo climbs into female enclosure on Valentine’s Day
  • Romeo kicked out of wildlife centre for ‘no flowers’
  • Romeo ‘breaks into’ Victoria Mosswood Wildlife Centre

A wild koala named Romeo has broken into Victoria Wildlife Centre to visit a female in search of love on Valentine’s Day.

Mosswood Wildlife Centre near Warrnambool uploaded a video showing Romeo in the cage of a female koala named Juliet.

When volunteers at the center found him and moved him to a nearby tree, the prospective koala Casanova’s love was unfortunate.

The clip shows Romeo dying in his tracks as staff catch him out, with Juliet giving him a “side eye”.

To insult Romeo’s injury, volunteers followed the clip with Taylor Swift’s love story, joking that the 13kg man had to leave because he “did not have a ring or flowers to show up”.

Volunteers subtitle a sour single Romeo (pictured) 'Unfortunate in love'

Volunteers subtitle a sour single Romeo (pictured) ‘Unfortunate in love’

Mosswood Wildlife told Daily Mail Australia the koala had been named after Shakespeare’s tragic hero before the video.

“(He) is a wild koala travelling in the area and we see him from time to time,” a spokesman for the centre said.

Although Romeo frequented the park, he didn’t try to sneak into the fence until Valentine’s Day when he was caught.

“It was the first time he went in and there were several trees next to the fence so he climbed one of them and jumped in,” the spokesman said.

Juliet was found by Mosswood just days before she met Romeo and was released on Tuesday night.

“Juliet, a rescued koala who was found wandering in people’s backyards in the town due to habitat loss, was waiting to be released when Romeo visited,” the spokesman said.

Caught wooing: Juliet (pictured) hid behind a chewing gum branch in the corner of her paddock

Caught wooing: Juliet (pictured) hid behind a chewing gum branch in the corner of her paddock

The charity has been caring for animals for over 15 years and is run by volunteers.

“We care about all native Australian wildlife but focus on koalas and seabirds, mainly penguins. We rescue, recover and release.

“We get rescue calls every day, sometimes multiple times, and we currently have eight koala cubs, a possum, two swans and a penguin,” they said.

You can donate to Mosswood Wildlife on their website https://mosswoodwildlife.org.au.

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