Australia’s Most Famous Marsupial Listed As Endangered Species

Tharushi Fernando

February 13, 2022


Koalas are known worldwide to be endemic to Australia with their unique physical appearances around 75% of tourist travelling to Australia hope to see a Koala.

Koalas are mainly inhabituated in the states of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. They are easily recognised marsupials with large round heads, fluffy ears and stouts. Koalas also have unique living habits, they are vegetarians (diet consist of Eucalyptus leaves, brush box and bloodwood leaves) and sleep up to 20 hours a day.

Since 2012, Koalas has being listed as a “vulnerable” species due to the rapid deterioration of forest and climate change. Now exactly after a decade Koalas has being listed as an endangered species for the eastern cost, this includes Queensland and New South Wales. Serious actions need to be prioritised to help Australia restore it’s unique marsupial population.