New high-tech koala count begins on Kangaroo Island

Updated June 1 2020 - 5:30am, first published 5:24am
A surviving Kangaroo Island koala in a burned-out gum tree at the Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Photo Stan Gorton

A Kangaroo Island koala count using drones, infrared cameras and artificial intelligence will begin this week to better understand the remaining population following the summer bushfires.

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