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Australia welcomes back tourists with toy koalas, Tim Tams

February 21, 2022 1:56 pm

Australia imposed some of the world’s toughest travel restrictions on its citizens and permanent residents in March 2020 to prevent them from bringing COVID-19 home.

Australian koalas line up for chlamydia vaccine in new trial

October 18, 2021 2:51 pm

A 2016 study ran by University of Queensland, calculated there were around 330,000 koalas left in Australia.

Australia has lost one-third of its koalas in the past three years

September 21, 2021 8:13 pm

There were no upward trends anywhere in Australia. Only one area in the study was estimated to have more than 5,000 koalas, and some regions were estimated to have as few as five or 10.

Guinness World Records: Midori, 24-year-old koala, becomes the oldest in captivity ever

April 20, 2021 3:55 pm

Midori is now recognised as the oldest living koala, and the oldest koala in captivity ever by the Guinness Book of World Records

Australia gears up for the great Koala count, using drones, droppings and dogs

December 07, 2020 3:18 pm

When the count begins in a few months, heat-seeking drones, acoustic surveys and detector dogs will be deployed. Individuals will don hiking boots and head out into the bush for some koala spotting. Many will also look for koala droppings.

6-year-old raises over Rs 1 crore for Australian bushfire relief by making clay koalas

January 21, 2020 6:30 pm

Six-year-old Owen Colley raised over AUD 240,000 after he sold clay handmade koalas to help animals affected by Australian bushfires.

Watch: Australians prank foreign reporter into wearing protective gear to carry koala

January 14, 2020 4:23 pm

ITV News Asia correspondent Debi Edward, who was at Kangaroo Island to cover the aftermath of the bushfires, was tricked into wearing protective boots, armour, and goggles to handle a calm koala.

No home for koalas

January 14, 2020 10:42 am

Much-loved and misunderstood — Australia’s bush fires have left them with a tough struggle for survival

Koala rescued from forest fire by woman in viral video dies of injuries

November 26, 2019 1:21 pm

The koala and its rescuer had made headlines worldwide, after the Australian woman rushed into the fire to save it, risking her life.

Viral video: Woman rushes into bushfire to rescue koala, people hail her as 'legend'

November 22, 2019 5:41 pm

The woman jumped into action seeing the koala stranded in the blazing bushes, and used her own T-shirt to wrap up frightened koala and save it from a burning tree.