A federally threatened koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) with her baby at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

This species is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.



Two koala joeys cling to each other, waiting to be placed with human caregivers. Once they’re old enough, they’ll be released into the wild.



A hand-raised koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) at Dreamworld.



Augustine, a mother koala with her young ones Gus and Rupert (one is adopted and one is her own offspring) at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.



Harley the federally threatened koala recovers from two broken legs at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital in Queensland. He was hit by a car, which is a common occurrence with koalas and fatal for many.

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