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Koala rescued after 5-car pileup on Australian freeway

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A koala has been rescued after causing a five-car pileup while trying to cross a six-lane freeway in southern Australia. Police said the crash in heavy Mo...

Australian leader threatens to fire ministers over koalas

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state leader on Friday shut down a revolt in her coalition government over a policy to protect koala habitat by threatening to fire seven renegade ministers. ...

New Netflix series features an 11-year-old 'koala whisperer'

NEW YORK (AP) — Like a lot of young people, 11-year-old Izzy Bee has a special bond with animals. Unlike a lot of young people, she shares it with one of the planet's most cuddly — koalas. ...

Florida inmates sew cloth pouches for orphaned kangaroos

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Inmates at a Florida jail are sewing cloth pouches for kangaroos and koalas orphaned by wildfires in Australia, even if animal care organizations there have enough of them for the...

WNBA star Cambage devastated by fires in native Australia

NEW YORK (AP) — Liz Cambage was emotional as she talked about the fires that have devastated her native Australia. The Las Vegas Aces star was heading home, after a brief trip to the...

Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames

Australia’s unprecedented wildfires season has so far charred 40,000 square miles (104,000 square kilometers) of brushland, rainforests, and national parks — killing by one estimate more than a billio...

Carrefour Taiwan says sales of koala cookies aid animals amid wildfires

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As wildfires continue to rage in Australia, Carrefour Taiwan on Wednesday (Jan. 15) confirmed that a portion of every sale of Lotte Koala's March cookies goes to a fun...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 8 The Miami Herald on providing Puerto Rico with aid after the commonwea...

Wildfires threaten unique critters on Australian 'Galapagos'

SYDNEY (AP) — It has been described as Australia's Galapagos Islands and has long been a refuge for some of the country's most endangered creatures. But devastating wildfires over recent days have und...

Thousands of koalas feared dead in Australia wildfires

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Thousands of koalas are feared to have died in a wildfire-ravaged area north of Sydney, further diminishing Australia's iconic marsupial, while the fire danger accelerated Satu...

Conservationists fear hundreds of koalas died in wildfires

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Conservationists fear hundreds of koalas have perished in wildfires that have razed prime habitat on Australia's east coast. Port Macquarie Koala Hospital ...

AP PHOTOS: Royal couple in Australia as pregnancy announced

SYDNEY (AP) — The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on a 16-day visit to Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand that began in Sydney with the surprise announcement that the royal couple are expecting the...

Relax, Oliver fans, he's not really quitting

NEW YORK (AP) — Relax, John Oliver fans. He's not really quitting. It was all a joke. The host of HBO's "Last Week Tonight" said Sunday that he'd achieved all he'd wanted for the sho...

Games aim to overcome concerns over koalas, cricket and beer

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — The beer supply is under threat because of a brewery strike leading up to the Commonwealth Games. The local koalas are endangered, too, according to activists who've illus...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan macaques huddle for warmth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a new continental cold air mass arrived in Taiwan yesterday (Dec. 19) and as temperatures are set to plunge in Taipei to 12 degrees Celsius tonight, Taiwan macaques huddle ...