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Koala

Phascolarctos cinereus

Description:

It's not everyday you see koalas on your afternoon walk, particularly when you're only 5-6 kilometres from the CBD of Australia's third large city. I was fortunate to see two this afternoon. The koala is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial native to Australia. It is the only extant representative of the family Phascolarctidae, and its closest living relative is the wombat. Such an amazing animal that I see so rarely.

Habitat:

Open eucalypt forest at Whites Hill Reserve, situated in Holland Park in Brisbane's southeast. The reserve covers an area of over 170 hectares (420 acres).

Notes:

Lots of wind and intermittent showers made photos a real challenge.

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2 Comments

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

Kangaroos too. There was recently a wallaby on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. I get possums in my house cos my cats are lazy, and we get brown snakes in the lunch room at work (my favourite). Never a dull moment ;)

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta a year ago

I thought koalas march into departmental stores down under...someone posted recently. I envy you though...you see koalas on walks...I see caterpillars.😀

Neil Ross
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Neil Ross

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Spotted on Jun 25, 2019
Submitted on Jun 25, 2019

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