Living gene bank to help save wild koalas

23 Sep 2016
Photo courtesy of Dreamworld.

A $1.8 million partnership between The University of Queensland, the Queensland University of Technology and Dreamworld will see the Gold Coast theme park’s zoological department used as living koala genome bank to save the threatened species.

The project, the first of its kind for koalas, aims to enhance the genetic diversity of local koala populations by producing disease-free koalas for release into the wild.

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