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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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The members of KRQ posted a picture of the koala on their Facebook page and have urged the people to help them find the person responsible for this cruel act.
Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said koala numbers were declining in the Northern Rivers region and the upgraded centre
The much-loved koala has been under increasing threat across Australia in recent decades, particularly from habitat loss, disease, dog attacks and bushfires.
Such is the impact of a sad koala face that the appeal went viral and mittens flew in from as far away as Russia, Kazakhstan, China, the UK and the USA.
Perhaps the slow-moving, furry Australian koala bear can teach us an important lesson: It's always cool to hug trees, mate.
In the 1920s, scientists started trying to help koalas.
Senior keeper Donald Gow said: "We are all immensely excited by the birth of the UK's first ever koala joey.
Gambier in South Australia, who helps injured koalas, said logging companies fear that "if this gets too public.
estimates some 1100 Koalas were removed to sites that included The Grampians National Park, Mt Cole, Central Highlands and near Casterton.
Summary: A koala has surprised a group of canoeists in Australia's Gold Coast by hitching a ride with them.
Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke recently listed koalas in Queensland, New South Wales and the ACT as vulnerable under the national Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (1999).