Hundreds of koalas killed in Australia as logging company bulldozes habitat

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The New York Post:

Hundreds of koalas were found dead in Australia after a logging company bulldozed dozens of acres of their habitat, according to reports.

Animal rights group Animals Australia said its members rushed to save the koalas after a “heartbreaking” image surfaced of the dead marsupials at a plantation in Victoria, reported.

“Koalas are having their homes mowed down,” the group said.

Some of the koalas were killed by bulldozers, while others starved to death in the few remaining trees on the property, the BBC reported.

Helen Oakley, a local resident, first raised the alarm on Facebook after coming across dozens of dead koalas, according to

“Mothers killed and their little babies,” she said. “Australia should be ashamed of this. We need help.”

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