KOALA
Phascolarctos cinereus

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The Need for Trees
As the human population grows, koala habitat is shrinking and becoming fragmented by housing and roads. This urbanisation also increases the threat of car strike, dog attacks, and lack of habitat.

Koalas Need Our Help
People are key to the survival of the koala and there are many ways that we can help. Using recycled paper products, such as toilet paper, tissues and office paper will help not only koalas, but other tree-dependent species as well.

To see this species in the wild, we suggest Mt Gravatt Conservation Reserve, Queensland.

CLASS: Mammalia
LIFESPAN: Up to 15 years
DIET: Herbivore
WEIGHT: Up to 14.9kg
LENGTH: Up to 82cm
REPRODUCTION: Live birth
STATUS1: Vulnerable

1Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act