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Northern/Queensland Koala

Phascolarctos cinereus

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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: Loan Pine Koala Sanctuary. Reader's Digest Great Illustrated Dictionary. Here are some videos of the koala I spotted. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvH0gj5D... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7yEozbg... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xREPZnaS...

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furbee merchant
furbee merchant 2 years ago

Extra added to spotting.

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Queensland, Australia

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

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