Koala Population

Diseases affect both human and animal populations. The epidemic is worse in a wildlife case scenario. This is because the animals are scattered in the wild. It is hard to account for the infected animals. Furthermore, it is even harder to avail treatment to the infected animals. Wildlife is very important to our ecosystem. Besides, they are a tourist attraction. Therefore, wildlife must be protected from extinction. Australia continent is very famous for koalas. Koalas are very popular in Australia continent. In fact, they are the only surviving members of the Phascolarctidae family. They are also related distantly to wombats. These animals evolved from an extinct marsupial wombat-like ancestor. Initially, there existed around eighteen species of the family. However, other species became extinct over the years. It is unfortunate that the remaining species are also faced with possible extinction. Before the British settlers settled in 1788, there were about ten million koalas. It is very unfortunate that they are about forty-three thousand now.
Chlamydia is the major reason behind the decrease in the population of koalas in Australia. It is an intractable and
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Other factors also affect the koala population. One of these factors includes increase of atmospheric Carbon (IV) oxide. An increase in this gas lowers the nutritional value of the eucalyptus trees that the animals largely feed on. This will result into starvation and malnutrition because the trees will not meet their nutritional demands. Frequent droughts also threaten the survival of these animals. The animals depend on vegetation for their survival. Droughts cause death of plants and reduce the amount of water available for both human and animal survival. Rapid urban and industrial development also threatens their survival. Urban and industrial development induces a climate change. The kolas have been unable to adapt the rapid

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