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Starving Kolas Euthanized

Nearly 700 Australian koalas, who were in poor health, have been euthanized over the last two years. Authorities claim the koalas were starving due to overpopulation. Victorian Environment Minister Lisa Neville stated, "Population densities were reaching up to 20 koalas per hectare at Cape Otway," and explained that relocating them often causes further suffering.


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