Koala Photo Shows Home Destroyed By Loggers, Animal's Heartbreak

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This koala photo is almost guaranteed to bring a tear to your eye.

The little guy wandered back to his home in New South Wales, Australia last week only to find it had been cut down and chipped to pieces by loggers.

A volunteer with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service said the koala had been sitting on top of the wood pile for over an hour looking confused:

Koala Photo

He was taken to a local veterinarian and released near an established koala colony, but the heartbreaking photo has become emblematic of their struggles.

Severe habitat destruction and a deadly koala chlamydia outbreak have decimated populations and may threaten the iconic species' survival.

The Australian government now lists them as threatened.

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Poor baby! Did anyone rescue him?? the story is incomplete...

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poor little fellah ;-(

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somebody tasted a Koala for dinner?

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@ abe

What is wrong with you?

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he know has no family