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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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residents call for action on koala status

Koalas’ conservation status downgraded

Koalas’ conservation status downgraded February 26, 2014 Tony Moore brisbanetimes.com.au senior reporter Experts have recommended Queensland’s koala population be downgraded to ‘vulnerable’. Photo: Ian Waldie Fauna experts have recommended the conservation status of the koala in Queensland be downgraded and broadened to “vulnerable” throughout the state. However, the recommendation is yet to be accepted by Environment Minister…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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Friends of the Koala care co-ordinator Pat Barnidge is concerned the Pacific Hwy upgrade is impacting the local koala population.

Friends of the koala confirm deaths due to Pacific Highway upgrade

Koalas killed, displaced by Pacific Highway upgrade  Andy Parks 18th Feb 2014 6:00 AM DANGER ZONE: Friends of the Koala care co-ordinator Pat Barnidge is concerned the Pacific Hwy upgrade is impacting the local koala population. WORK on the Pacific Highway near Bangalow and Ewingsdale has been responsible for the deaths of at least four…read more

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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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Fraser Coast koala sitting in tree

Research into chlamydia may help Fraser Coast koalas

Research into chlamydia may help Fraser Coast koalas 17th Feb 2014 8:26 AM THE Fraser Coast’s dwindling koala population may benefit from the work of two scientists researching the use of vaccines to fight the deadly chlamydia bacterium. Professor of Microbiology Peter Timms, of Buddina, and Senior Research Fellow Dr Adam Polkinghorne, of Zillmere, have…read more

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Wild dogs helping to kill off Sunshine Coast koalas

Wild dogs helping to kill off our koalas  Nicole Fuge 10th Feb 2014 12:00 PM THE Sunshine Coast’s struggling koala population could be extinct within five years, a long time koala rescuer has warned. Sunshine Coast Koala Wildlife Rescue volunteer Ray Chambers said more than a dozen koalas had been killed on the Coast in…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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The koala which made a welcome appearance in Toolern Vale.

Koala makes a splash in Toolern Vale

Koala makes a splash in Toolern Vale By Tara Murray 17:23:PM 05/02/2014 The koala which made a welcome appearance in Toolern Vale. Photo: Shawn Smits Toolern Vale residents have had a surprise guest the last two days, with a koala going in search of some water. Photographer Shawn Smits, who captured images of the koala in…read more

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