Koalas under threat – A koala is trapped in a tarpaulin after being rescued from a bushfire in Australia. Bushfires are forecast to become more prevalent in the country due to climate change.
Koalas under threat – Koala populations are highly vulnerable to drought. In extremely dry periods, trees lose their leaves. The leaves that remain tend to be low in nutrients.
Koalas under threat – An average of four koalas is admitted to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital each week after being hit by cars.
Koalas under threat – In a photo provided by the Australian Koala Foundation, a koala lies trapped in a pool fence. It's believed it was trying to reach water.
Koalas under threat – This is the familiar image of koalas presented to tourists. This pair lives at Wild Life Sydney and spend much of their day quietly munching leaves.