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For over two decades, scientists have brought wild koalas into wildlife hospitals to treat their chlamydia with antibiotics.
Burley, a nine-year-old koala from the San Diego Zoo, recently flew to New York with three zoo staff members for several media appearances, including one at The Wall Street Journal.
The latter can be viewed up close during a koala encounter, which costs $24.95 for a ticket that permits up to four people to take selfies with the animal.
The animals there are interesting, too, like kangaroos, koala bears and platypuses.
Australia is full of cute animals—wombats, bandicoots, potoroos, echidnas, wallabies, platypuses, quokkas and koalas just to name a few.
Smith also got a close look at a snake and talked to a koala.
Wildlife groups have been actively spraying down koalas that are perched in trees.
Loss of habitat has brought many species, including the koala, to the brink of extinction.
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: an Australian animal that has thick gray fur, large hairy ears, sharp claws for climbing, and no tail
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