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koala hearing

Takeshi is holding the trunk of a forest red gum and is behind the tree, peering around. we can see his face, nose pattern and he holds on with long sharp claws

Koalas and machinery noises

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As mentioned previously, hearing is more than the physical process of vibrations being perceived inside the structure of the ear. Hearing is also about interpretation of those vibrations, and the how brain filters the vibrations our ears physically perceive. (How the brain filters and makes sense of what we, and in this case the koalas,… Read More »Koalas and machinery noises

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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