In people, chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease. A different strain infects koalas, but it too can be spread sexually, and it's causing a devastating epidemic. In some parts of Australia, koala infection rates are as high as 90%.Apr 25, 2013
Koalas drown in swimming pools when they are looking for water to drink. Although koalas can swim, if there are no assisted ways for a koala to climb out they will eventually drown.