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|It is not an Israeli Mammal. It was taken in a local Australian zoo- Gangoru, in north Israel.|
The Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is a thickset arboreal marsupial herbivore native to Australia, and the only extant representative of the family Phascolarctidae.
The Koala is found in coastal regions of eastern and southern Australia, from near Adelaide to the southern part of Cape York Peninsula. Populations also extend for considerable distances inland in regions with enough moisture to support suitable woodlands. The Koalas of South Australia were largely exterminated during the early part of the 20th century, but the state has since been repopulated with Victorian stock. The Koala is not found in Tasmania or Western Australia
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- [2009-03-19 12:14]
A catch slendida.
Very beautiful colors and clear.
Have a nice evening,
great, did not know we have them in Israel, dash Ori
Very beautiful shot of this cute animal,
well presented photo of this koala sitting on this tree
sharp details and natural colors
What a great shot of this Koala!
I see it is eating its favourite food too ... gum leaves.
Amazing to hear that you have an Australian zoo in Israel!
The climate there would be much more like Australia than ours would.
New Zealand is much colder with very different vegetation.
An excellent post with good informative notes.
Thanks for sharing it.