Koalas are on track to go extinct in a part of Australia before 2050

Koalas in the Australian state of New South Wales are on track to become extinct in the wild within the next 30 years, according to a report released Tuesday. Bushfires in the region from 2019 to this year have resulted in devastating losses to koalas, according to the report by the parliament of the southeastern state […]

Australian soldiers spend their downtime caring for koalas rescued from the bushfires

We all have 24 hours in a day, but some people spend their time better than others. Soldiers with the Australian Army have been using their downtime to help rescued koalas. The soldiers from the Army’s 9th brigade have been cuddling koalas during their feeding time at Cleland Wildlife Park, near the city of Adelaide, according […]

Meet the team of dogs rescuing koalas injured in Australia’s fires

Koalas have been hit particularly hard by Australia’s raging bushfires. One Australian has turned to a familiar friend to help the animals – dogs. CBS News followed three special canines, Tommy, Emma and Becky, and their trainer Steve Austin, as they searched scorched land for injured but still living koalas. It is estimated that a third […]

Koalas are likely dying by the hundreds as Australian wildfires tear across their habitat

The wildfires torching southern Australia have wiped out much of the koala population, stoking fears that the national icon is getting closer to extinction. “In what is a national tragedy, the bushfires in and around Port Macquarie in November devastated a genetically diverse koala population,” Port Macquarie Koala Hospital said. “As many as 350 koalas […]