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Baby koalas pass their first health check at Sydney Zoo [Video]

Baby koalas pass their first health check at Sydney Zoo

Watch these adorable baby koalas get weighed for the first time

Credit: In The Know Trending [AOL.com]     Duration: 00:42Published
Aww! See Koala Sisters ‘Elsa’ & ‘Anna’ Meet for the First Time [Video]

Aww! See Koala Sisters ‘Elsa’ & ‘Anna’ Meet for the First Time

In “Frozen 2,” Kristoff sang that “reindeer(s) are better than people.” And after seeing these two adorable sisters meet for the first time, you’re probably gonna feel the same way about..

Credit: Buzz60     Duration: 00:48Published
Australia koalas 'on verge of extinction' [Video]

Australia koalas 'on verge of extinction'

MPs say koalas will become extinct in New South Wales within 30 years unless urgent action is taken to protect them.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:48Published
Koala Fingerprints Are Nearly Identical to Human Ones [Video]

Koala Fingerprints Are Nearly Identical to Human Ones

Crime scene investigators have even had trouble distinguishing one from the other.

Credit: AmazeLab     Duration: 01:00Published
Here's Why Koalas Hug Trees [Video]

Here's Why Koalas Hug Trees

Koala’s are no doubt extra-adorable when they hug trees, but have you ever wondered why they do that?

Credit: Geo Beats     Duration: 00:38Published
Claws are out as two Australian koalas brawl hanging in the middle of a tree [Video]

Claws are out as two Australian koalas brawl hanging in the middle of a tree

Two koalas got into a brutal clash hanging in a tree while screeching in pain, as a horrified family looks on. The filmer told Newsflare: "We witnessed two koalas fighting right off of our balcony...

Credit: Newsflare     Duration: 02:16Published
Why Do Kangaroos Have Pouches For Babies? [Video]

Why Do Kangaroos Have Pouches For Babies?

Kangaroos and other marsupials like koalas and opossums have pouches they use to carry their young around, but why are they the only ones with that perk?

Credit: Geo Beats     Duration: 00:37Published

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Calls to reverse 'absurd' rule on endangered species, boost koala aid

Labor and environmental groups are calling for changes to how the extinction threat to koalas and other species is set, and for beefed-up protections near Sydney to preserve the state's healthiest..
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Koalas could be extinct in NSW within 30 years without urgent government action, report warns

A year-long inquiry into koala populations in NSW has found the marsupials will become extinct before 2050 without urgent intervention.
SBS - Published

Koalas may be extinct in NSW before 2050

A year-long inquiry into koala populations in NSW has found the marsupials will become extinct before 2050 without urgent intervention.
SBS - Published

NSW koalas on course to be extinct in the wild by 2050, inquiry finds

A year-long NSW parliamentary inquiry has found koalas are on track to become extinct in the wild in NSW by 2050 unless there is urgent intervention to stop the destruction of their habitat.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Bushfire-impacted koalas in NSW monitored in new study set to boost survival rates

Australian conservationists have begun a new program to monitor the survival of bushfire-impacted koalas in their native habitat.
SBS - Published

Kai Wild: 'I was frequently in tears, seeing animals in such excruciating pain'

Rescuing 107 koalas is no easy task – for the animals or those trying to save them.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Government gives $150m to aid wildlife recovery after bushfires

An additional $150m has been committed by the government to assist koalas and other wildlife recover from last summer's bushfires.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

First study to show koalas drink water by licking tree trunks

Scientists have recorded a rare sighting of a koala drinking water. Scientists say it's the first time they've observed and documented the natural drinking behaviour of wild koalas.
SBS - Published

EPA approves logging without looking at koala impacts after bushfires

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has approved logging in forests hard hit by recent bushfires in the state's north without first assessing the toll taken on koalas and other wildlife. 
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Coronavirus measures are impacting the rescue of Australia's injured koalas

With vets forced to work shifts and choose between which animals receive treatment, one wildlife organisation says the care of injured native wildlife is being disrupted.
SBS - Published

Renewed calls for koalas to be named an endangered species after deadly bushfire season

New research has found land clearing rates of koala habitat has significantly increased since the species was declared vulnerable in 2012.
SBS - Published

Destruction of habitat sped up after koalas were listed as vulnerable

Before thousands of koalas were lost in summer's bushfires, their habitat was already in peril.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

'Worse than we thought': Call for koalas to be listed as endangered amid 'shocking' decline

Animal welfare groups are calling for koalas to be listed as endangered species as research suggests that their numbers have declined by half in Queensland and New South Wales since 2001.
SBS - Published

A new coal mine is planned for an area where koalas were thought to be extinct. But what if they’re not?

Activists are trying to prove that land earmarked for an underground coal mine needs to be protected, following a koala sighting less than 10km away.
SBS - Published

Animoca Brands begins auction of digital race car for bushfire recovery efforts

Animoca Brands Corporation Limited has commenced a non-profit charity event to raise funds for Australia’s bushfire recovery efforts in the form of an auction of a unique non-fungible token (NFT)...
Proactive Investors - Published

Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers assists koala rescue efforts after devastating bushfires

Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers Ltd (ASX:KPT) is playing its part in koala rescue and rehabilitation efforts after the large population on Kangaroo Island was decimated by the 2019-20 bushfires. The..
Proactive Investors - Published

The NSW government is considering whether to classify the koala as an endangered species

Environment Minister Matt Kean says a NSW government panel is considering whether to lift the status of koalas to endangered.
SBS - Published

NSW gov may list koalas as endangered

Environment Minister Matt Kean says a NSW government panel is considering whether to lift the status of koalas to endangered after the summer's bushfires.
SBS - Published

Calls to declare koalas as 'endangered' after reported 5,000 deaths

A report has found 5,000 koalas are likely to have died in NSW bushfires this summer with experts calling on the marsupial to be listed as an endangered species.
SBS - Published

Koala losses 'spectacularly huge' after NSW drought, bushfires

Ecologists estimate the recent drought and huge bushfires have killed thousands of koalas in NSW, pushing the marsupial to "endangered status" in the state.
Sydney Morning Herald - Published


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