A government-backed report said the iconic species is threatened by ongoing habitat loss and may disappear without "urgent" intervention.
This baby koala was rescued from land damaged by wildfires - and she can't stop cuddling her teddy bear at her first weigh-in.
As scores of koalas battle to recover from Australia's destructive fires, hopeful stories of survivors are emerging.
The $1,450 vessel was taken from Crowdy Bay National Park in New South Wales.
Conservation dogs are being used to sniff out injured koalas as the devastating bushfires continue in Australia. Taylor, a four-year-old Springer Spaniel has been trained to sniff out their fur and their scats. Over 30,000 koalas died in the fires on Kangaroo Island alone. The World Wide fund for Nature estimates that 1.25 billion animals have been killed in the fires.
The good Samaritans drove through the devastation on Kangaroo Island to load their car with injured koalas.
Up to 30% of the koalas' habitat has been destroyed.
A koala that was seen in a viral video being rescued from an Australian bushfire has died. Vets took the decision to put the marsupial down after his burns failed to improve. Named Lewis, the koala was saved from open flames by passerby Toni Doherty. She wrapped the animal in her shirt and a blanket then poured water over him. So far, 350 koalas are currently feared dead from the fires.
Animal hospitals are working flat out to tend to rescued and injured animals.
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