People on the internet have been losing their minds after hearing the noise koalas make for the first time. It turns out that, despite how cute and cuddly the Australian animals may appear, they make the most horrifying noises.
Keep scrolling to hear it for yourself, though be warned: It may just scar you for life.
Koalas are one of Australia's most popular native animals.
via: GettyThe marsupials, which reside in the heights of eucalyptus trees, have become one of the most popular symbols for the country.
Koalas are wildly popular.
via: GettyEspecially amongst shameless tourists like us, who will queue for hours to have a quick cuddle and stroke of one of the furry creatures.
Maybe it's the fact that they resemble living, breathing teddy bears...
via: GettyBut there's something that's so damn cute about the furry grey creatures.
However, koalas haven't had the best start to the year.
via: GettyAs you are all probably aware, Australia has been completely torn apart in the last couple of months by devastating bushfires.
It's been a truly heartbreaking time.Millions of acres of land have been burnt out by the fires, thousands of homes have been destroyed, and at least 8 people have lost their lives.
via: GettyOver a billion animals, reptiles, and birds have perished in the flames.
And, out of all the suffering animals...
via: GettyIt's the koalas who are facing the worst fate.
Koalas are amongst the worst affected.
via: GettyAnd tens of thousands of the marsupials are estimated to have died in the flames.
Many have been nursed back to health...
via: GettyAnd, amid the crisis, people are rediscovering their love for the fragile creatures.
Well, most of them are.
via: GettyMany people are actually feeling disturbed regarding the animals, after a video of one making a stomach-churning noise went viral - Yes, koalas actually make sound, people.
The video, which was originally shared to TikTok but quickly went viral over Twitter...
via: TwitterShows a koala sat in its enclosure, looking up at the camera and pulling a rather peculiar face... Am I the only one who's never seen that expression on a koala before?
Through its oddly shaped mouth, the koala emits a noise...
via: TwitterAnd what comes out of it is completely unexpected, and a little bit terrifying.
Is it a koala or a warthog?
via: TwitterThe noise, which is a weird grunting type of sound, is something that wouldn't be out of place in a pig stye.
Let's just say, the noise has ruined koalas for me forever.
via: TwitterThe face alone is enough to haunt my nightmares, too.
And, since the video went viral...
can't stop watching that koala video. the low motor gutteral noise. if i saw and heard that in real life on GOD i w… https://t.co/oZe6zyNf3e— qb 🦂 (@qb 🦂)1580267597.0
Many are regretting watching the video in the first place...With this Twitter user saying she wishes she could "unhear" some things.
And some are just sad that koalas are now ruined forever.
@IllyBocean jesus everything I learn about koalas as an adult sucks. first chlamydia now this grotesque noise. bett… https://t.co/Z2ShUZLk5L— Sen. Lemon Gogurt (R - MS) (@Sen. Lemon Gogurt (R - MS))1580188022.0
You can have a listen for yourself here...
I don’t know what I thought Koalas sounded like but this wasn’t it https://t.co/gTNE4OJCI4— 🇱🇨 (@🇱🇨)1580147454.0
And, to make the noise even worse...
@Kinglrg_ That’s their mating call. Little homie’s just trying to get laid y’all 😭— Abby (@Abby)1580152584.0
Meanwhile, others have been distracted by something else...
everyone on ethe tl making fun of the noise koalas make but no one talking about how weird they look. they dont loo… https://t.co/1Qhd2Dbel6— aeglans freak show (@aeglans freak show)1580289550.0