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A head shot of Newman in a tree, surrounded by branches and leaves and looking over his right shoulder to camera The 5 digits on his right hand can be seen as he holds the tree. His large dark nose, white chin and fluffy ears are shown His eyes are open, he looks relaxed.

Chemically nosey

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Koalas are specialist folivores. This means they eat a diet consisting of leaves, and in this case they have a narrow range of leaves that they are able to eat. Some people say koalas are ‘fussy eaters’, but the reason for their particular choices of which tree, and then which leaves in the tree they… Read More »Chemically nosey

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

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