Koala

The koala is endemic to Australia and lives in the eastern range from northern Queensland to southwestern Victoria.

The koala is endemic to Australia and lives in the eastern range from northern Queensland to southwestern Victoria.

The koala was formerly common throughout the broad band of forests and woodlands dominated by Eucalyptus spp. extending from north Queensland to the south-eastern corner of mainland South Australia, Australia.

Currently, the koala occurs in northeastern, central, and southeastern Queensland with patchy populations in western areas; eastern New South Wales including the coastal strip and highlands of the Great Dividing Range, as well as the western plains and related riparian environments where suitable habitat occurs; Victoria; and southeastern South Australia.

The koala has been introduced to at least 12 islands including: Kangaroo (South Australia, 450,000 hectares), French (Victoria, 17,470 hectares), Phillip (Victoria, 10,116 hectares), and Magnetic (Queensland, 5,200 hectares). It has also been introduced within the mainland in the Adelaide Region and along the Murray River.


Image | ©️ Nathan Rupert, Some Rights Reserved, (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Sources | (Abbott & Burbidge, 1995; Dubuc & Eckroad, 1999; Maxwell, Burbidge, & Morris, 1996; Woinarski & Burbidge, 2020)

 

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