Watch | Are koalas going extinct?

A video on koalas in Australia, which have been declared an ‘endangered’ species

February 23, 2022 05:56 pm | Updated 05:56 pm IST

On 11th February 2022, the Australian government declared the koala an ‘endangered’ species.

The ‘endangered’ status is one of the highest levels of mortality for a species, and is just below critically endangered and extinct. Earlier, the koala had been recognised as a ‘vulnerable’ species.

The decline in its numbers is due to land clearing and bushfires, which have been shrinking the koalas’ habitat.

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