Meet Little Lady and Elliot
TWO cute and cuddly koalas at The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on the Gold Coast were officially named after the naming rights were bought at the recent Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation Annual Gala Dinner fundraiser.
Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort managing director Peter Gash and Member for Currumbin Jann Stuckey attended the fundraiser where they both bid for the naming rights for two koalas.
Mr Gash said it was a spur of the moment decision after realising Ms Stuckey had just bought the naming rights for the girl koala during the fundraiser.
Mr Gash and Ms Stuckey have decided to name the girl koala Little Lady and the boy koala Elliot after Lady Elliot Island.. "I'm glad we could help out with the foundation as it does such fantastic conservation work and deserves support. It's also pretty cool being able to name a koala," Mr Gash said.
Ms Stuckey said it was fantastic to have the Gashes on board, joining the ever expanding Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary family.
"I am really thrilled that two of our koala joeys will be named after iconic Lady Elliot Island on the Southern Great Barrier Reef," Ms Stuckey said.
"I would implore people from throughout Queensland and across Australia to support the work of this facility any way they can."