Koalas have been declared an endangered species in eastern Australia.
Experts say the koala population is in “shockingly fast decline”, dropping by 30% over the last three years – much of it due to the bushfires that ravaged Australia in 2019 and 2020.
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Disease and loss of habitat from developers clearing forest land are also factors in the decline.
Have you ever seen a koala in person?