Cute koala joey the saviour of its species?

IF YOU needed one good reason to take an interest in the plight of the Australian koala - then this is the video for you!

The Australian Reptile Park shared footage of their adorable baby koala, Mandie, to celebrate National Threatened Species Day.

The female joey was a success for the park's breeding program which is aimed at raising numbers of the endangered species.

The Australian Koala Foundation estimates that there could be fewer than 1000,000 koalas left in the wild.

But one look at this face and it'll be no wonder if the whole of Australia joined in the fight to save this little cutie!