Koala works magic on Mars


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SINGER Bruno Mars got up close and per­sonal with Ju­dah, a koala from West Oz Wildlife, be­fore his con­cert in Perth last week.

West Oz Wildlife is based in Karnup and keeper Beth Mul­lany took Ju­dah back­stage to visit Mars be­fore the con­cert be­gan.

Mars shared the video of him sweet-talk­ing a cud­dly Ju­dah on his In­sta­gram ac­count.

The post has since gar­nered al­most three mil­lion views.

In the post, Mars said “thank you Aus­tralia for ev­ery­thing”.

Mars en­joyed sell-out con­certs while in Perth for his 24Magic World Tour.

Miss Mul­lany said she hoped the pub­lic­ity from Mars’s In­sta­gram posts would boost aware­ness about koalas.

“We just hope more and more peo­ple fall in love with these amaz­ing an­i­mals, un­der­stand them more, learn about them and want to con­serve them in the wild,” she said.

“In the end we will con­serve only what we love, we will love only what we un­der­stand, and we will un­der­stand only what we are taught.”

That’s what I like... singer Bruno Mars with Ju­dah the koala and West Oz Wildlife keeper Beth Mul­lany be­fore his con­cert last week.

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