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Phascolarctos cinereus


Tilly - at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Tilly is a young Koala that we were able to get some photos of up close and personal. She is a young Koala at ~1.5yrs old. Recently left by her mother she has gone from milk to eating exclusively on gum tree (eucalypt) leaves.


Located in many areas of Australia, this particular Koala was photographed at the Taronga Zoo during a behind the scene tour.


An iconic Australian animal, Koalas are not bears but rather nocturnal tree-dwelling marsupials. A close relative is the wombat. Literature cited: Egerton L, Lochman J. 2009. Wildlife of Australia. Allen & Unwin. Crows Nest NSW, Australia.

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Sydney, NSW, Australia

Spotted on Feb 27, 2011
Submitted on Mar 17, 2011

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