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ACCORD TO SAVE CUDDLY WOMBATS
|News Source: Sunshine Coast Daily (28th August 2007)|
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It presents more danger to a carrot than it could ever to a human, which is why it’s hard to believe that a cute and cuddly wombat could be fourth on the world’s most endangered species list.
But Australia Zoo and the Queensland government are determined to ensure the northern hairy-nosed wombat - of which there are only 130 left in the world - are protected from danger.
At the zoo yesterday, Terri Irwin and environment minister Lindy Nelson-Carr signed a memorandum of understanding to work towards protecting this mammal as well as crocodiles, koalas and other native species.
Terri said the agreement was an important part of furthering research into endangered species in Queensland and educating people about our native species.
She said wombats and koalas presented no threat to human life and should be easy to protect, while crocodiles were the closest things we had to the dinosaur age.
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