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Sleepy koala at Australia Zoo

The role of Queensland wildlife parks in the fine scale genetic management of captive and fragmented koala populations

Dr Stephen Johnston gave an impassioned presentation at the 2013 ZAAQ conference hosted by Australia Zoo illustrating ways zoos, researchers and wildlife workers can save the koala in a collective community effort. The role of Queensland wildlife parks in the fine scale genetic management of captive and fragmented koala populations – Stephen Johnston, A Mucci, W Ellis, M Pyne…read more

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Koala escapes enclosure at San Diego Zoo, sits in eucalyptus tree

Koala escapes enclosure at San Diego Zoo, sits in eucalyptus tree A koala escaped Tuesday morning from the San Diego Zoo’s koala enclosure. Above, keeper Lindsay King fills the water container for one of the enclosure’s inhabitants in 2013. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times / September 25, 2013) By Tony PerryFebruary 25, 2014, 4:02 p.m. SAN DIEGO — A male…read more

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Garage Girl, one of Port Macquarie's oldest koalas, has died.

Port Macquarie’s grand dame of the gum trees dies

Port Macquarie’s grand dame of the gum trees dies By Tracey Fairhurst Feb. 26, 2014, midnight Our favourite girl: Garage Girl, one of Port Macquarie’s oldest koalas, has died. SHE was the grand lady of the gum trees in Port Macquarie’s central business district and was no stranger to mischief. Last week, Port Macquarie Koala Hospital’s…read more

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A newborn koala has died in Taipei zoo

Newborn koala at Taipei zoo dies

Newborn koala at Taipei zoo dies (update) 2014/02/18 16:45:17 Taipei, Feb. 18 (CNA) A newborn koala has died despite two months of efforts to save its life, the Taipei Zoo said Tuesday. The 301-day-old female born to mother Coral died late Sunday, possibly of pulmonary edema (excess fluid in the lungs) caused by a blood…read more

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Tortuga, an 8-year-old male koala, recovers from eye surgery at Taronga Zoo.

Taronga Zoo’s gentle one-eyed koala Tortuga proves a hit with his female companions

Taronga Zoo’s gentle one-eyed koala Tortuga proves a hit with his female companions ADAM BELL MOSMAN DAILY FEBRUARY 07, 2014 11:37AM     Tortuga, an 8-year-old male koala, recovers from eye surgery at Taronga Zoo. Picture: Toby ZernaSource: News Limited He was left with one eye and a disfigured face after being hit by a car last year,…read more

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Cobram wildlife carer James Leonard trying to keep Mulberry the koala cool in the hot conditions.

Even the native animals are having trouble with the heat

Even the natives are having trouble By TAMMY MILLS Feb. 1, 2014, midnight   LEFT: Cobram wildlife carer James Leonard trying to keep Mulberry the koala cool in the hot conditions. Picture: BEN EYLES THEY have koalas and possums under the air conditioner in their lounge room and joeys lazing on their front porch. In the…read more

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baby joey on mother eora's back

Baby girl koala joey arrives ay Druisburg Zoo

A six-month-old koala baby is the new star of Germany’s Duisburg Zoo. The baby, whose parents are a French mother, born in Beauval Zoo in central France, and a father who came to Duisburg direct from Australia, does not yet have a name. The zoo is asking the public to vote for one of three…read more

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Rescued koala to be euthanised

Koala dies after being caught in rabbit trap

Koala dies after being caught in rabbit trap Yahoo!7 - October 17, 2013, 1:04 pm Rescued koala to be euthanised A koala caught in a rabbit trap in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs has been put down. The koala was rescued from a tree at Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Park with its front paw stuck in the steel…read more

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Koalas to become goodwill ambassadors in Japan

Koalas to become goodwill ambassadors in Japan The Newman Government will mark the 30th anniversary of the sister-state relationship with Japan’s Saitama Prefecture with a state gift of koalas for the Saitama Children’s Zoo. Premier Campbell Newman, who is in Japan leading a trade delegation, said the gift was unique and extended the goodwill shared…read more

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Edinburgh Zoo first koala joey

Edinburgh zoo welcome first koala joey

Keepers are excited to announce that the UK’s first ever koala joey has been born at Edinburgh Zoo. An amazing testament to dedicated and skilled zoo keepers, first time mum two-year-old Alinga only arrived at the Zoo earlier this year, before being introduced to male Goonaroo in April. For all the latest news on Alinga…read more

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Koala Helps Her Frightened Baby YouTube

Bridging the gap koala helps her frightened joey

Great footage of a koala helping her joey bridge the gap between trees!

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