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Koala behaviour

Surrounded by leaves and branches, Racee is sitting in a tree with her joey Karla in her lap. Racee is facing right and can be seen reaching up with her right arm to hold on to a branch. Her face is obscured by the tree. Joey Karla is sitting cuddled up to Racee and can be seen holding on to her mum with her left arm and leg. Karla’s features cannot be seen.

Pap for a joey

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Pap – one dictionary definition of the word in general is “bland soft or semi-liquid food such as that suitable for babies or invalids.” Koala mums don’t have the luxury of a supermarket and kitchen to prepare those first baby meals for their joey of course. The koala digestive system is unlike that of most… Read More »Pap for a joey

Female koala Egwene sits it a large rough barked tree. Facing to the left she holds on to a vertical branch with her left front paw. Her face partially obscured by a thin branch she looks over her shoulder to the camera. Her large fluffy ears are prominently on show.

What do koalas hear?

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I have been fascinated by how koalas respond, or do not respond, to sound, when I have been out koala spotting. It would appear that koalas have a decent ability to hear. They have large, mobile ears and when awake I have found they can hear footsteps, twigs snapping or voices quite acutely. However hearing… Read More »What do koalas hear?

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