Chlamydia Is Killing Off All The Koalas

If you’re anything like me, you dream of someday visiting Australia and hugging a koala bear. (And not having it bite your face off, cause that would be a nightmare.) Well, according to the Australian Koala Foundation, you may not get the chance—the koala population has been cut in half over the past few years, and in another 30, they might be fully extinct. So what’s happening to the eucalyptus-loving cuddlies? Chlamydia. Yes, it’s not just Sam the Koala who tragically died from the STD—there’s been a full-scale outbreak, and you try telling koalas to use condoms. Deforestation and global warming aren’t helping. Chant it with me: Save the koalas. Save the koalas! [BBC]