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Koala at Tarradarrapin Wetlands

Behaviour:
Solitary. Koalas spend a vast majority of time resting in eucalyptus trees and eating their leaves.
Diet: Leaves from a variety of eucalypt trees.
Habitat:
Bushland that contain eucalypt trees.
Lifespan:
10-15 years.
Weight: 4-13.5kg
Status: Vulnerable in South East Queensland.





URGENT - HELP SAVE OUR ICONIC SPECIES!


The koala population has dropped by 50% over the last few years.

It's been reported that in 2008 there were less than 2300 koalas living in the Koala Coast of South East Queensland.

Koalas are threatened by cars, dogs, loss of habitat and disease.


HOW YOU CAN HELP

Join a local bushcare group and participate with hands-on projects such as tree planting, spotlight nights and fauna surveys.

Report sick or injured koalas (click on links to access contact details):
The Australian Wildlife Hospital - Beerwah, Queensland.
Redland's Wildlife Care Network - Redland City, Queensland. 

Donate to a worthy organisation that strives to protect koalas and their habitat:
The Australian Koala Foundation
The Australian Wildlife Hospital

Learn more about koalas.
Organisations with great websites:
Australia Zoo
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary 
The Australian Koala Foundation
The Daisy Hill Koala Centre 
Queensland Government's 'Koalas' web page

Recommended reading:

Koala: Origins of an Icon, by Stephen Jackson. ISBN: 978-1-74175-031-7

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