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Koala


Koala
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Collins (spike1) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 25 W: 0 N: 36] (234)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 70-200 f/4L
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-05-29 9:06
Viewed: 4575
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Koalas are not bears, but are herbivorous marsupials, with adults weighing approximately 9km.

Koalas are widespread in Australia, living in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria in habitats ranging from coastal islands to forests and low inland woodlands.

Koalas are fussy eaters. There are about 600 types of eucalypt trees in Australia, but koalas only eat the leaves from a small number of these. They consume between 200 and 500 grams of leaves per day.

Koalas very rarely drink water, and get the moisture they need from the leaves. The word 'koala' is a derivation of an aboriginal word meaning 'no drink'.

Koalas live in societies, and have a home range that they roam through.

This photo was taken at Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary while the koala was dozing in the warm afternoon sun.

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Very informative note, Peter, and good pic too!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
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Hi Peter!
Very nice shot and great note.I liked the composition very much.Thanks for sharing.

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