A PHOTO of a mother koala and her joey taking refuge in a Brisbane gym has shown the harsh reality of tree clearing in Australia.
Members of the gym were surprised when two furry friends made their way around the room before finally clinging to a bench press machine.
While the image of one of our most iconic animals and her mini me is cute at first glance, what it reveals is a much sadder truth.
WWF Australia said the photo highlighted habitat loss and its impact on our native animals.
From the Mercury.