Monday, April 13, 2015

A TO Z CHALLENGE - "K" IS FOR KOALA

The Koala, also known as the Koala Bear, is actually a marsupial. It lives in the forests of southeastern Australia. It eats only the leaves of the eucalyptus tree.

They can spend up to 18 hours a day sleeping or simply just sit in the trees to conserve energy.

Baby Koala. Isn't he/she adorable.
 
 
Because of their diet that is low in nutrients, the Koala has a very small brain for its body size.
 
The hunting of Koalas has been banned since 1924, when their population was drastically reduced because of hunting them for their soft fur.
 
Have you ever seen a live Koala?


 

26 comments:

  1. Oh Beverly I think Koala's are so cute, thanks for sharing this with us.
    Have an enjoyable day.
    Yvonne.

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    1. They are adorable, Yvonne. I just want to hug the little guy. You have a lovely day too.

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  2. That's my animal today, too, Beverly! They are such sweet looking creatures.

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    1. It had to happen eventually, Melanie. :) They are precious animals.

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  3. 18 hours a day sleeping or sitting to conserve energy? Sounds like a good excuse for long naps to me!

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    1. I never thought of that, Stephanie. Just call me a koala. :)

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  4. Should have know what you would select for K! Such amazing creatures, brought a toy one back from holiday for my sister, wonder what happened to it... :0)

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    1. They are interesting animals, Carol. Hmm. I wonder too. :) So cute.

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  5. It has a small brain - did not know that!

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    1. I didn't either, Alex. Researching animals has taught me a lot. :)

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  6. They are cute and wow, they sleep as much as any cat

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    1. I was thinking the same thing, Pat. My cats wake up, eat, nap. And over and over. :)

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  7. Koala's are adorable! I was want to hug and cuddle with the one in that picture! <3

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    1. So do I, Chrys. I don't know if they make good pets or not.

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  8. I've never seen one, but it sure is cute! I vaguely recall reading they can be somewhat mean and, therefore, do not make good pets. Sure are cute though!

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    1. I haven't either, Karin. Thanks for the answer about them not making very good pets. They look so sweet.

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  9. Adorable. How could anyone harm a creature this lovely?

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  10. I think these are one of the most adorable animals on the planet! It's like someone collected all the cute in the world, surrounded it with fur, and put a big ole goofy nose on it just to make people smile. :)

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    1. I love this. "all the cute in the world" and "big ole goofy nose." A perfect description, Lexa. Maybe you should write a book. :)

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  11. My dad gave me a stuffed Koala when I was young and told me it had real fur. I believed it. But I think it must have been another animal's fur, because it was brown and I've never seen a brown koala. I've seen an albino one (at a zoo.)

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    1. How nice of your dad, Kai, no matter whose fur it was. :) I bet an albino koala was really unusual, yet pretty.

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  12. I have never seen a koala in real life- but I have always thought they were adorable. So cute! :)
    ~Jess

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    1. I haven't seen one either, Jess. They are precious though.

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  13. They're so cute. I've never worn fur and am very much against it.

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    1. I'm with you, Medeia. The only fur I wear is fake fur.

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