News tagged with koalas

Koalas have a funny diet—do they have funny bacteria?

With their specialized diet of almost exclusively Eucalyptus leaves, do koalas require specialist microbes to help them digest their food? Scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) investigated ...

dateMay 13, 2015 in Ecology
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Hundreds of starving koalas killed in Australia

Close to 700 koalas have been killed off by authorities in southeastern Australia because overpopulation led to the animals starving, an official said Wednesday, sparking claims of mismanagement.

dateMar 04, 2015 in Ecology
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Saving the little Aussie battler

Efforts to save the koala should focus on the availability of habitat and food resources under a changing climate, according to a University of Queensland researcher.

dateJan 20, 2015 in Ecology
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Research shows SA koalas with high disease

University of Adelaide research has shown that South Australian koalas may have a much higher prevalence than thought of the two key infectious diseases threatening koala populations across Australia. The findings have important ...

dateNov 25, 2014 in Ecology
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South Australia's citizens make koalas count

Results from South Australia's Great Koala Count have been published with researchers giving "citizens' science" the thumbs up for helping determine koala distribution and abundance through the State's first koala database.

dateApr 30, 2014 in Ecology
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Koalas in danger as Aussie temperatures soar

Australia's native koala could face a wipeout from increasing temperatures unless "urgent" action is taken to plant trees for shelter as well as eucalypts to eat, a study found Thursday.

dateOct 03, 2013 in Ecology
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