Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Australia: Wildlife Safari

In our attempt to pet koalas, we found ourselves in Cohunu Koala Park where you can find variety of animals freely wandering within this 14 hectares wildlife sanctuary. We were able to interact with kangaroos, swans, cockatoos, pelicans, parrots by touching or feeding them. Cuddling a koala though requires additional charge.








Don't screw with a kangaroo!
Herd of kangaroos

Koalas will remain our favourite because of its adorable face, soft and thick fur. Interesting facts about koalas:

1. Koalas are not bears but marsupials, which by definition - a mammal of an order whose members are born incompletely developed and are typically carried and suckled in a pouch on the mother's belly.

2. Koalas are mostly nocturnal. Nocturnal animals sleep during the day and active during the night. They often sleep for up to 18-20 hours each day.

3. Baby koalas are called "Joeys"

4. When the Joey is born, it’s only about 2 centimetres long, is blind and furless and its ears are not yet developed. The Joey stays in its mother’s pouch for about 6 or 7 months, drinking only milk.

5. Younger breeding females usually give birth to one Joey each year, depending on a range of factors.

6. On average, an adult Koala eats about half a kilogram to one kilogram of leaves each night.


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