The photos of One Direction snuggling up with a koala in Australia are possibly the cutest things we’ve ever seen – but it’s not as harmless as it appears.
Harry Styles and Liam Payne are concerned they may have caught chlamydia from the koala they held at an animal sanctuary in Brisbane last week.
The chlamydia rate in Australian koalas is thought to be up to 80% – however only a minority of koalas have a strain that can be transmitted to other species.
“I’m genuinely scared,” Liam told The Sun.
“This is worrying. I’d never have picked the thing up if I’d known.”