Bushfire crisis: Australia may list Koalas as endangered

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News:The Australian government might declare Koalas as an endangered species after the population animal suffered an extraordinary hit in the devastating bushfires.

Facts:

About Koalas:

  • Koalas is a tree-dwelling marsupial animal endemic to Australia.They are listed as vulnerable under the IUCN Red list.
  • They have exceptional parental care and strange eating habits as they eat the leaves of eucalyptus that would be toxic or even fatal to most mammals.
  • They are threatened due to habitat destruction, climate change & severe weather events.

Additional information:

About Marsupial:

  • Marsupials are those animals which are born in an incomplete state.
  • They have a short-lived placenta that nourishes their young for just a few days before they’re born, the rest of their nutrition coming from the mother’s teats inside the pouch. 
  • Instead of the placenta,the mother’s milk nourishes the young and allows it to grow and develop.