Decline causes of Koalas in South East Queensland, Australia: a 17-year retrospective study of mortality and morbidity

Abstract

Koala populations are in catastrophic decline in certain eastern Australian regions. Spanning from 1997-2013, a database derived from wildlife hospitals in southeast Queensland with N = 20,250 entries was classified by causes of morbidity and mortality. A total of 11 aetiologies were identified, with chlamydiosis, trauma, and wasting being most common. The… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/srep42587

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