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Northern/Queensland Koala

Phascolarctos cinereus


Male Queensland/Northern Koala. These Koalas have greyish fur and a mottled bottom. The Southern Koala is more a brown colour. It is known that nearer the borders, these 'bears' have interbred.


In the leafy branches of a Queensland blue-gum. Exact location not shown due to its status shown on as being vulnerable but it was in the surrounds of Kingaroy.


Earlier was called Koola which came from Native Australian Külla. Koala comes from an Aboriginal phrase meaning "no drink". Koala's are an arboreal marsupial - meaning that they live in trees. They are our Australian "native bear", although not a bear. The Queensland/Northern Koala usually has greyish fur and a motley bottom. Diet consists almost exclusively of Eucalypt leaves. This is a male and they can weigh between 4.2kg - 9.1kg. Additional notes added 14/06/19. The day was blowing a gale which disturbed this Koala's sleep. I was then able to enjoy watching him get a better grip before closing his eyes again - but being constantly buffeted by the wind waking him regularly. Was about 3 o'clock in the afternoon when he properly woke and went food hunting. These Photos are edited. Reference: Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Reader's Digest Great Illustrated Dictionary. Here are some videos of the koala I spotted.

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furbee merchant
furbee merchant 4 years ago

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Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Apr 29, 2019
Submitted on Jun 4, 2019

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