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Ziggy the koala feeds after the North Stradbroke Island bushfires

koalas struggled to survive fire North Stradbroke Island fires

Straddie wildlife struggled to survive fire By Stephen Jeffery Jan. 16, 2014, 5 p.m. SURVEYORS say it has been a “mixed bag” for wildlife on North Stradbroke Island in the wake of the recent bushfires. Straddie Wildcare conducted five surveys, including some from the air and sea, in the days after the easing of the bushfire…read more

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Citizen science and spotting koalas in new parts of Australia

Koalas spotted in new parts of Australia, including upper Blue Mountains By Joanna Woodburn PHOTO: Australia’s iconic animal was found to be particularly picky about where it chooses to live. (Dave Hunt: AAP) Koalas have been found living in parts of Australia where they have never been seen before, researchers say. A nationwide survey by the National…read more

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Distressed animals seeking refuge after being caught up in NSW bushfires

Distressed animals seeking refuge after being caught up in NSW bushfires By Phoebe McDonald Updated Wed 23 Oct 2013, 3:28pm AEDT PHOTO: Shannon King took this baby swamp wallaby to WIRES after bushfires swept through Winmalee.(Supplied: Shannon King, WIRES) MAP: NSW Injured and distressed animals that have survived the bushfires in the Blue Mountains are emerging from affected…read more

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Koala hero David Tree battles vandals, job woes and jealousy

Koala hero David Tree battles vandals, job woes and jealousy Beverley O’Connor - Herald Sun - March 10, 201311:00PM David Tree, of Sam the koala fame, is finding life in his small town of Mirboo North difficult. Picture: David Caird Source: Herald Sun THERE probably was no more iconic image of Victoria’s hellish 2009 bushfires than that of a volunteer…read more

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Sam the Koala

Australia was deeply saddened when the very famous Sam the Koala died. Sam became famous when he was given water by a Victorian bush fire fighter after the devastating Victorian fires of 2009. The then Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, made a statement about how sad it was that Sam had passed away. He…read more

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