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Throat Organ Reveals Depth of Koala Love

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December 2, 2013
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During mating season, the male koala makes itself known to potential mates with a deep, extended bellow that reverberates through the bush. Scientists have long wondered how such a small animal can make such a big sound but they need wonder no longer. As Rob Muir reports, a UK-based researcher has found the answer.


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Lions Kills Lioness in Front of Visitors at Dallas Zoo

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Newsy (Nov. 19, 2013) — Two lions grabbed a 5-year-old lioness by the throat in front of visitors, killing her. Animal experts are baffled as to why.
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Citizen Census Takers Join Australia's Great Koala Count

Citizen Census Takers Join Australia's Great Koala Count

Reuters (Nov. 18, 2013) — Australian ecologists have recruited teams of citizen-scientists to help count koalas in New South Wales and Queensland. The iconic marsupial is listed as vulnerable in both states, but through programmes like the Great Koala Count, the researchers hope to keep track of the animals so they can better protect them. Rob Muir reports.
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Tough Exam for Baby Koalas

Tough Exam for Baby Koalas

Reuters (Mar. 15, 2012) — Two koala babies receive their first medical examination at California’s San Diego Zoo.
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