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Koalas are having a rough go of it lately. Between dehydration from Australia’s historic drought and singed paws thanks to recent brushfires, extreme weather has given the furry marsupials more than enough to deal with.
Now another threat has emerged: the Australian government.
On Wednesday, an official confirmed that between 2013 and 2014, the
government secretly euthanized 686 koalas in Australia’s Cape Otway
National Park because the local population had grown bigger than the
park could sustain.
"The intervention was necessary to prevent suffering of koalas
because they weren't able to find enough food," said Lisa Neville,
environment minister for the state of Victoria, in a statement.
The koalas had stripped the area's eucalyptus trees bare, according to the government.
"The whole of the cape smelled of dead koalas. It smelled like
death," Frank Fotinas, manager of a campsite near the park, told the Australian Broadcasting Company.
Conservationists questioned the government's justification for the cull.
"If this science, guised as a cull, was so important, why was it done
in secret?" Australian Koala Foundation director Deborah Tabart wrote
on the group's Facebook page. "Koala numbers at Cape Otway are a result of gross mismanagement. The Australian government should hang its head in shame."
Neville said that she would be revisiting the overpopulation issues
that led to the cull, which had been ordered by officials in an earlier
"It is clear that we have had koalas suffer in that Cape Otway area
because of ill health and starvation," Neville said in a statement.
"That's just not good enough, and that's a terrible way to treat
Despite the mass euthanization, the possibility of a future cull
lingers. Cape Otway's koala population is still on the rise, and experts
warn against moving koalas to other areas, as it often leads to greater
suffering for the animals.