Australia may list Koalas as endangered after population takes ‘extraordinary hit’ in unprecedented bushfires, 30% of habitat destroyed
The Australian government on Monday said it might declare Koalas as an "endangered" species after the population of the cuddly animal suffered an "extraordinary hit" in the unprecedented devastating bushfires, which destroyed 30 percent of their habitat across the country.
The virus makes the animals susceptible to cancer and infections like chlamydia that renders them infertile.
The decline in Koala's population has been attributed to habitat loss which continues to diminish rapidly.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature qualifies the koala's protection status as "vulnerable".
John Oliver said that he'd achieved all he'd wanted for the show by having an Australian animal hospital's special ward to treat a chlamydia outbreak among koalas named for him.
As part of a cyber espionage campaign hackers have broken into core systems of energy companies that control its’ operations, said security firm Symantec.
A once-thriving koala population is fast disappearing, according to Australian researchers who on Thursday called for action to save the marsupials from extinction.
Staffers at an Australian hospital's emergency department received a rather unusual late night visitor — a koala.
Close to 700 koalas have been killed off by authorities in southeastern Australia because overpopulation led to the animals starving, sparking claims of mismanagement.
Australia arranged a warm and fuzzy welcome for the world's most powerful leaders at this weekend's G20 summit with a campaign dubbed "koala diplomacy".
PM Modi and the G20 leaders' spouses at the Koala sanctuary in Brisbane.
This AP image of a baby Koala hugging an oversized Koala soft toy while zoo keepers weigh him has gone viral on the Internet.