Experts already believe koala species could face extinction by 2050, due in no small part to deforestation.
A government investigation found that habitat loss was the biggest threat to the species' survival—and yet deforestation continues throughout the state of New South Wales.
The island once enjoyed one of the healthiest populations of native wildlife in Australia. We visited to see how fire changed everything.
It's hard to imagine the severity of the fires, so we compare them to more familiar incidents.
All this hysteria about koalas being done-for could be bad news for koalas.
They're specifically trained to sniff out koala droppings and help find live animals amid the scorched landscape.
The local koala hospital is preparing for an influx of the animals, who are reportedly "terrible" at coping with bushfires.
Scientists reconstructed the first full skeleton of the marsupial lion, which was like a lion, koala, and Tasmanian devil wrapped up in a bodyslam.
What a time to be alive.
Though the public was understandably saddened to learn that 700 of the cute critters had been put down by the Australian government, an expert told us it was either that or mass starvation.