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koala

a small (10 to 15 lb) bear-like, marsupial creature of the family Phascolarctidae. The baby koala is very small when born and is subsequently carried in the mother's pouch and later on her back. Called also Phascolarctos cinereus.
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In fact, in some areas in Victoria and South Australia, koalas are eating themselves out of suitable foraging habitat and their numbers need to be managed," he said.
Whether used in an educational setting to teach the diverse animal life and folklore of the often overlooked Australia or simply for the stories themselves this title will appeal to older elementary and middle school students eager to learn about the kind mischievous and secretive sides of Koala.
Like human babies, many koalas have a blue tinge to their eyes, which quickly recedes.
When a koala is born, it's about the size of a jellybean.
Koalas could be wiped out along Australia's eastern seaboard within 12 years because of urban and agricultural sprawl, an international conservation group have warned.
Service (QPWS), nationally significant because it is the largest natural koala population living in close proximity to a capital city.
In the most recent incident, two female koalas worth up to $10,000 each were taken from the San Francisco Zoo in late December.
Researchers said the argument for the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) to be reclassified in two groups is strong due to the study's genetic evidence, which is different from simple geographical classification.
By the time Stephen reached the frightened animal, the koala was paddling to the metal ladder.
pecorum have been associated with sporadic encephalitis, polyarthritis, pneumonia, and conjunctivitis in pigs, sheep, cattle, and koalas (2,3).
One group that's working especially hard is the Australian Koala Foundation.
Getting them required Australian government approval of the new habitat plus koala "taste test" approval of a batch of our local eucalyptus leaves flown over to Australia.