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Thousands of Koalas Feared Dead in Fires

January 05, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

Bush fires raging in Australia have likely killed or injured thousands of koalas, further stressing the national icon's fragile population, wildlife experts said.

Koala populations already are threatened by human development. Their numbers will be diminished drastically by the fires burning across New South Wales state and may not recover for 15 years, the National Parks and Wildlife Service said.

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