Gap Fill - Koalas - Level 6


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The koala is regarded as the of cuddliness. However, animal lovers will be saddened to hear that this marsupial has been moved to the endangered list. The Australian Koala Foundation estimates there are between 43,000-100,000 koalas left in the wild. Their numbers have been dwindling due to disease, loss of habitat, bushfires, being hit by cars, and other . Stuart Blanch from the World Wildlife Fund in Australia said: "Koalas have gone from no to vulnerable to endangered within a . That is a shockingly fast ." He added that koalas risk "sliding toward extinction" unless there are "stronger protect their forest homes".

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