are so slow-moving and they live in highly flammable gum trees they are particularly vulnerable," says Josey.
Amber Gillet, said that a complete and thorough examination showed that a few abrasions on the nose and a missing toe were the only things the koala
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and its status go to: www.
Last year, the federal government did list the koala
as vulnerable, but only in New South Wales, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory.
Now the species now is nationally listed as vulnerable, The Koala
Protection Bill will make it unlawful to kill or harm koala
anywhere in Australia, and an offence to destroy koala
habitat in any state.
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.
Hosking's research found that koalas
are not able to tolerate temperatures greater than 37 degrees Celsius (about 98.
The battle of the bush: Crow attacks helpless koala
It certainly seems to be a once-in-a-lifetime event," says Deborah Tabart, the head of the Australian Koala
That is until Frankie, the world's first known blue-eyed koala
, was born recently at Australia's Dreamworld theme park.
HE may have been christened "Logan", but as soon as Dreamworld's newest koala
emerged from his mum's pouch and took a first glimpse of the world, he was dubbed "Frankie" for his extraordinary blue eyes.
Every time I saw a koala
during my recent trip to Australia, I pulled out my camera and started clicking.