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Koala

Phascolarctos cinereus

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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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jbergie13
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jbergie13

Sydney, NSW, Australia

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

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