News: According to Australian Parliamentary report, Koalas could become extinct by 2050 unless the government immediately intervenes to protect them and their habitat.
Koalas: They are a tree-dwelling marsupial animal endemic to Australia.
IUCN Red list: Vulnerable
Threats: Habitat destruction, climate change & severe weather (Droughts, extreme temperatures).
- Marsupial: They are those animals which are born in an incompletely developed state and are typically carried and suckled in a pouch on the mother’s belly.Well-known marsupials include kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, wombats, Tasmanian devils among others.