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January 29, 2014

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...

January 29, 2014

The Australian Koala Foundation has lodged a formal submission condemning the federal government’s draft Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act referral guidelines for koala protection.

The organisation’s chief executive Deborah Tabart said the guidel...

January 26, 2014

It was a breath of fresh air when, in 2012, the federal government listed koalas as being “vulnerable” in Queensland, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory under national environment law. It was an essential step towards arresting the alarming decline of...

January 24, 2014

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 on Tuesday at her home whe...

January 20, 2014

HOT weather and a drier than usual January are taking their toll on the Northern Rivers koala population, with many suffering heat stress and dehydration.


When temperatures hit 37 degrees on Saturday, January 4, Friends of the Koala received a phone call from a Ruthven...

January 19, 2014


Smokey the koala is one of the survivors

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...

January 17, 2014

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

AMORE than 20 heat-affected koalas are being treated at the Adelaide Wildlife and Koala Hospit...

January 13, 2014

The future is looking grim for some species of Australian eucalyptus trees, as they feel the impact of more severe heatwaves, droughts and floods.




Researchers from the University of Queensland looked at such effects on more than 100 eucalypt species, finding th...

January 13, 2014

 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 an event known as a mass extinction, a Hobart-based scientist sa...

January 2, 2014

Koalas spotted in new parts of Australia, including upper Blue Mountains!


A baby koala clings to its mother's back.

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...

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