The cute, cuddly, fuzzy icon of Australia – the beloved koala bear – could be completely extinct in a mere 30 years. In fact, their population has already dropped to a mere 20% of what it once was. Yet the Australian government is hesitant to add the marsupial mascot to the endangered species list?
I think the powers that be in Australia are a bit uncomfortable discussing the cause for the rapid decline in the koala population.
“But what’s killing them?” you ask. “No one would kill a koala so it can’t be poachers. Is it global warming? Is new construction and urban sprawl destroying their habitat?”
Yes and yes. Surely all those things have had a negative impact on the world’s cutest bears. But they have another problem – a disease that’s running rampant in all the trendy koala bars and clubs…
Who knew koalas were such sluts?