This photo, which I have digitally altered, was taken at the Ballarat Wildlife Park in Victoria, Australia. The koala is a marsupial native to Australia. They typically inhabit open eucalypt woodlands. The koala gets its name from an ancient aboriginal word meaning "no drink" because it receives over 90% of its hydration from eucalyptus leaves (also known as gum leaves).
Koalas have thick woolly fur which protects them from both high and low temperatures. It also acts like a 'raincoat' to repel moisture when it rains. The fur varies in colour from light grey to brown, with patches of white on the chest and neck, inside arms and legs and inside the ears. They are mostly nocturnal animals and they are most active during the night and at dawn and dusk.
July 9th, 2017
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