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'Boonda' the baby koala

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Sydney Wildlife World's new baby joey koala "Boonda" clings to its mother "Elle" on June 28. Koalas are under threat due to a shortage of suitable habitats due to mass land clearances, with Sydney Wildlife World launching KOALA HQ in July to help raise much needed awareness regarding the importance of conserving one of Australia's most iconic and adored marsupials.

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Zookeepers are keeping their distance from Boonda, the baby koala. Human interaction could harm its development. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.