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For the first time ever, koalas in some parts of Australia have been listed as a threatened species by the Australian government.
Conservationists are working to get Australiaâ€™s koalas on the endangered species list, saying the beloved marsupial could be extinct in 30 years.
The Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is a thickset arboreal marsupial herbivore native to Australia, and the only surviving representative of the family Phascolarctidae. The Koala is found all along the eastern coast of Australia from near Adelaide to the southern part of Cape York Peninsula. The Koalas of South Australia were largely exterminated during the early part of the 20th century, but the state has since been repopulated with Victorian stock. The Koala is not found in Tasmania or...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.