Teenage 'koala whisperer' brings species' plight into the spotlight

There aren't many hours in the day when 13-year-old Izzy Bee doesn't have a baby koala hitching a ride on the back of her neck or following in her shadow.After living among rescued koalas at her home and mum Ali's veterinary clinic for as long as she's known, the Australian teen has formed a special relationship with the cuddly marsupials."I don't know what it is about koalas," Izzy tells dpa as a baby koala climbs on her shoulders. "I've grown up with them all my life, so I've grown that connection with them."That unique connection not only earned her the nickname "koala whisperer" from her d...


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