Koalas spend a large part of the day sleeping - while their digestive enzymes get to work.
The koala genome, published today, gives us new and valuable information to aid conservation of this marsupial. It identifies special genes that evolved to adapt the koala to its unique lifestyle.
Koala numbers are in decline through increased urbanisation, but they can find a safe passage if one’s provided.
Koala numbers in parts of Australia are in decline as they move from development of their land. But they can learn to take safer routes if they are built as part of the urban design.
The fate of this koala could depend on some clever computer modelling.
Computer modelling can help predict where a species will best survive, especially those affected by climate change.
Koalas are again in the firing line. But should diseased animals be culled for the greater good?
Research has shown that culling koalas could help stop the spread of deadly chlamydia. But how open will Australians be to killing one our favourite animals?
One of four koalas on loan to Singapore Zoo, where they were unveiled to the public on Wednesday May 20.
Four female koalas have just made their debut in front of an adoring public at Singapore Zoo – the latest in a long line of animals used for diplomatic purposes, going back to Winston the platypus.
Recent increases in land clearing threaten Queensland’s biodiversity.
Land clearing in Queensland has tripled since 2010 after wind backs to regulations.
Koalas have embraced tree trunks as a handy cooling mechanism during summer.
Keeping cool during summer can be difficult, but new research published in Biology Letters shows that koalas cope with high…
A koala at Trinity Beach in far north Queensland.
Flickr/Mshai (Michael Fontenot)
It was a breath of fresh air when, in 2012, the federal government listed koalas as being “vulnerable” in Queensland, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory under national environment law…
Palaeontologists from the University of New South Wales have discovered an extinct species of koala that lived in northern…
In a world-first project, Australian researchers have mapped koala genomes. A partnership between QUT and the Australian…
Simple tree planting may allow koalas to expand their habitat while allowing their populations to grow. Information from…