Jimboomba Police rescued a koala and her joey from fire in the Gold Coast hinterland as wild fires spread across Queensland State. Photo: Handout Jimboomba Police rescued a koala and her joey from fire in the Gold Coast hinterland as wild fires spread across Queensland State. Photo: Handout
Jimboomba Police rescued a koala and her joey from fire in the Gold Coast hinterland as wild fires spread across Queensland State. Photo: Handout

Australian fires have devastated koala population. Could they be introduced in New Zealand to prevent extinction?

  • At least 26 people have died and several thousand homes have been destroyed. It is believed that more than 1 billion animals have been killed in the inferno
  • As a result, thousands of people have signed a petition calling for koalas to be brought to New Zealand, although importing new species can be risky

Topic |   Australia
Jimboomba Police rescued a koala and her joey from fire in the Gold Coast hinterland as wild fires spread across Queensland State. Photo: Handout Jimboomba Police rescued a koala and her joey from fire in the Gold Coast hinterland as wild fires spread across Queensland State. Photo: Handout
Jimboomba Police rescued a koala and her joey from fire in the Gold Coast hinterland as wild fires spread across Queensland State. Photo: Handout
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