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Charlie the Koala at Nev Walker's dam last week.

Nev snaps koalas drinking from dam

Nev snaps koalas drinking from dam By Hannah Knight Feb. 18, 2014, 8:12 a.m. COOLING OFF: Charlie the Koala at Nev Walker’s dam last week. Pictures: CONTRIBUTED NEV Walker from Havelock snapped these photos of koalas drinking water at his property last week. One of the koalas, fondly named “Charlie”, has been at the property, between Maryborough and…read more

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As the mercury climbed on Saturday, this koala was spotted on the diving board at the Panmure swimming hole.

Uncool koala considers taking the plunge

Uncool koala considers taking the plunge By RACHAEL HOULIHAN Feb. 10, 2014, 4 a.m. As the mercury climbed on Saturday, this koala was spotted on the diving board at the Panmure swimming hole. Pictures: Paul Moroney THIS clever koala beat the crowds to the Panmure swimming hole on Saturday morning. As temperatures around the south-west began…read more

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Just keep pouring.

Wildlife trying to beat the heatwave

VIDEO: Thirsty koala cools down with Garvoc kids By EVERARD HIMMELREICH Jan. 15, 2014, 1:59 p.m IT was hotter than a koala could bear. After yesterday’s temperature hit 45 degrees at Garvoc, east of Warrnambool, this koala came down out of the trees seeking relief. Tanya Wickenton said she startled the male koala on the ground about 5pm…read more

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koalas seek refuge from heatwave in shade

Our koalas are suffering in heat crisis

Our Koalas are suffering in heat crisis Rodney Stevens 21st Jan 2014 5:25 AM  SAVED BY RESIDENTS: Rescued koala mum and bub Desley and Dixie are being cared for after suffering from heat stress during the recent hot weather.Patrick Gorbunovs HOT weather and a drier than usual January are taking their toll on the Northern…read more

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12-month-old koala Meadow cools down with some water.

Adelaide Wildlife and Koala Hospital treats heat-stressed animals

Adelaide Wildlife and Koala Hospital treats heat-stressed animals AMY MORAN - GUARDIAN MESSENGER JANUARY 17, 2014 9:58AM The extreme heat is sparking a rise in admissions at Adelaide’s only koala hospital … 12-month-old Meadow cools down with some water. Picture: Mike Burton Source: News Limited MORE than 20 heat-affected koalas are being treated at the Adelaide Wildlife and Koala…read more

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Eucalyptus trees impacted by climate change

Climate change threatens native eucalyptus species with extinction

Climate change threatens native eucalyptus species with extinction, Queensland study finds The World Today By Whitney Fitzsimmons Updated Mon 13 Jan 2014, 6:52pm AEDT PHOTO: Research shows gum tree migration to more moderate conditions could also have a negative effect on native wildlife. (Flickr: Jar) (The World Today) The future is looking grim for some species of Australian…read more

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An asteroid impact caused the last mass extinction

Humans could wipe out 75 percent of Earth’s species within 500 years

  Marine geophysicist Mike Coffin says humans could wipe out 75pc of Earth’s species within 500 years Updated Sun 12 Jan 2014, 4:43pm AEDT PHOTO: An asteroid impact caused the last mass extinction event, which occurred 65 million years ago. (NASA: Reuters) Humans could wipe out three quarters of the Earth’s species within 240 to 500 years in…read more

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A rare sight: Koalas have been forced out of their normal habitats following recent bushfires. Photo: Ben Rushton

Rare sighting: Koala seen in upper Blue Mountains

Rare sighting: Koala seen in upper Blue Mountains December 9, 2013 Alexia Attwood For the first time in 70 years a koala has been sighted in the upper Blue Mountains, near Wentworth Falls. Andrew Beitsch, a teacher at the local Blue Mountains Grammar School, was driving along the Great Western Highway late one night last…read more

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koala safe from bushfire harm

Bushfires take a toll on koalas

Fires take a toll on wildlife By Mel Pretorius Oct. 23, 2013, 4 a.m. Safe from harm: This mother koala and her joey were rescued from the fires near Maria River Road late last week. Pic: Ken McLaughlin WRAPPED in each others arms, a mother koala and her little joey clung to a wooden fence post…read more

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koala in aftermath of bushfire

Climate scientists predict global warming to threaten Australian wildlife and rare species

Global warming to threaten Australian wildlife By environment reporter Sarah Clarke Updated 3 hours 52 minutes ago What effect will climate change have on Australia’s animal and plant species? This is the fourth of a five-part series in which environment reporter Sarah Clarke sets out to provide answers. PHOTO: Native animals like koalas often stand little chance against the severity…read more

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koala rescue

Thirsty koalas turn to backyards in search of water

Thirsty, dry koalas hurt as they search in backyards for water Amelia Broadstock and Katrina Stokes - adelaidenow - January 14, 201310:00PM 4 comments Trott Park resident Rae Campbell, co-ordinator for the koala rescue division of Fauna Rescue of SA, is calling for volunteers to train as koala rescuers. Picture: Sam Wundke Source: adelaidenow DOZENS of thirsty koalas struggling to…read more

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