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September 29, 2012



KAREN the koala looks like she doesn’t have a care in the world, except maybe where the next eucalyptus leaf might come from.


But she doesn’t know how lucky she is.


Back in July, she was almost completely immobile and became the first koala in the world to have a ful...

September 28, 2012

Every once in a while, a television program comes along that is so very special that it becomes a national talking point, an emotional tear-jerker that is reflected in winning ratings. Such a program is "YINDI The Last Koala?" a one hour docu-drama that follows the lif...

September 27, 2012

MOTHERLESS MITE: Rebecca Asquith of One Mile with young joey Buster, who was found in Salamander Bay on Sunday. Picture: Simone De Peak

KOALA carers are fearing a horror summer in Port Stephens, with a number of car strikes already recorded in the first few weeks of the...

September 25, 2012

‘Winston’ the koala by Samuel Cardwell

YOU can hear the little fella long before you see him, a faint whimper mixes with ragged breathing in the pre-dawn chill.


A green B-double thunders by, so close that the breeze it leaves in its wake rustles my hair.


To my left just...

September 25, 2012


ScienceDaily (Sep. 20, 2012) — By integrating themselves into the germ line of their host, retroviruses change the genetic code of their host. The only known case where this process can be currently observed is in Koalas.


As an international team of scientists from Au...

September 18, 2012

During a University trip with the purpose of ‘connecting with nature’, a group of third year Outdoor Education students from the University of Ballarat stumbled across this poor little guy who had become trapped down a 4.5m/15ft mineshaft in the Victorian Goldfields. I...

September 7, 2012

If only twin baby koalas could speak, Kialla and Tahilla would have much to catch up on.


But, since they can’t, they contented themselves with merely snuggling together instead.


The five-month-old sisters have been separated since July after zookeepers at Australia’s W...

September 2, 2012

The Australian Koala Foundation have launched an impressive research project, identifying and listing trees vital for koala habitat across NSW, SA, VIC & QLD. This is a very important development for the conservation movement to ensure koalas are given the every opport...

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