Saturday, February 26, 2011

Koalas

Koala's sleep about 20 hours a day, feeding on certain gum leaves, mostly at night. Koala means "no drink" in an Aboriginal language, they obtain their moisture requirements from gum leaves (which are really quite dry).












The first two photos were taken at Sydney Wildlife World. The last one is of a koala in the wild. We stayed in a holiday house on Phillip Island last March for a few days. One morning we were thrilled to discover a koala high up in a gum tree in "our" front yard. It slept pretty much all day and moved on at some stage during the following night.


Sharing this delight at Live Every Moment: Animals (and chosen as a favourite).

6 comments:

Emily said...

Oh it's so cute!! I wish we had koala bears :)

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Cute, yes. I have never held one but I know they are strong, noisy at night and look at those claws! However their fur is lovely and soft.

Erin said...

I don't recall seeing a Koala since my childhood, before so many of them got sick.

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

ahhhhhhh so cute. He has such fuzzy wuzzy fur and I never knew that they slept for most of their life!

Tara said...

Oh my goodness, how cute!! LOVE!

Jeanne said...

Awesome photos and how fun to have one in your "very own" front yard. Such cute and teddy like countenances!

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