Eight koalas have been spotted in the heights of Mount Kembla in the Illawarra region south of Sydney, ending a 70 year hiatus of no koala presence in the area. There has also been a lot of bellowing heard, the sound male koalas make when looking for a female. This suggests that mating may be going on as well, which is more fantastic news for the koala population in this area.
Hunting of koalas for their furs was a key contributor the massive decline in population in Illawarra, but the area has since been protected and regenerating. With the right habitat, they will come, but it's up to us to make them available for all wild koalas.
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