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The marsupial wasn’t behind the wheel — it was trying to cross a six-lane freeway.
‘Gentle giant’ George, roughed up by another koala, is showing the world what his breed really sounds like.
Australian Reptile Park said health care for koalas was "more important now than ever" after the last devastating bushfire season.
A dispute over policies to protect koalas has split the governing coalition in New South Wales.
A government-backed report said the iconic species is threatened by ongoing habitat loss and may disappear without "urgent" intervention.
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.
“The contrast between the current bushfire crisis and this sudden flooding is striking," said the director of the Australian Reptile Park.
The moment was captured on Kangaroo Island, which one shaken rescuer said has "bodies of charred animals as far as the eye can see.”