A Koala Soaks His Paws After Being Rescued From A Bush Fire

A bush fire in Adelaide, Australia imperiled humans and animals alike this week. Jeremy, the young male koala pictured here, was the first bushfire victim to pass through the Australian Marine Wildlife Research & Rescue Organization's wildlife clinic. » 1/10/15 8:34am 1/10/15 8:34am

Heroic Firefighters Save An Injured Koala By Using Mouth-to-Mouth

Late last week, wildlife rescue workers responded to a call about an injured koala in Melbourne. After rescuers retrieved the marsupial, who they nicknamed Sir Chompsalot, they realized they would have to perform CPR. » 8/25/14 6:42pm 8/25/14 6:42pm

True Facts About Marsupials, Nature's Cutest Animals With Three Vaginas

The latest installment in Ze Frank's always-excellent "True Facts About ________" nature series (previously here and here) is all about three of everyone's favorite marsupials: kangaroos, wombats, and koalas. » 8/22/14 4:00pm 8/22/14 4:00pm

Koalas + Wolf Jaws = Pants-Soiling Terror

Prepare for disappointment, drop bear aficionados. The photo at left of an extremely ornery koala has been circulating around the internet recently, but it's sadly just a manipulation of Flickr uploader Oz_drdolittle's photo of a drenched koala. And if you're bummed the monster at left doesn't exist, know that reality… » 8/02/12 3:00pm 8/02/12 3:00pm

You can accidentally get an STD from a koala

Yes. You can. Now try to sleep tonight. Apparently, the koala population is threatened by a terrible and widespread outbreak of chlamydia. And it can be spread to humans. No. Not that way. » 6/23/12 10:00am 6/23/12 10:00am