Why koalas are tree huggers mystery finally solved
Since koalas do not eat leaves of ... trees are cooler than the surrounding air. The reason may simply be water transporting through the limbs to bring moisture to leaves. If the conclusions of the researchers are correct, then other animals, including ...
Zoo fed up, sends koalas packing
Orana, a 7-year-old mom, and Alkoo, her joey, will have eaten about $44,000 worth of eucalyptus leaves by the end ... costs for the zoo's other 4,700 or so animals. For the koalas, “picky,” even “finicky,” doesn't do them justice, according to ...
Edinburgh Zoo unveils koala joey Yooranah
They also have very loud, booming calls which sound quite strange coming from a koala. “Koalas are very unique animals, they eat nothing else other than eucalyptus, and they do have quite complex ... As eucalyptus leaves provide little energy, koalas ...
Are STDs killing koala bears?
Hotter, drier weather is also killing off eucalyptus trees. This is especially hard on koalas, since they are "notoriously fussy about what types of eucalyptus leaves they eat," says Bonnie ... fears a vaccine could do more harm than good.
Why Koalas Hug Trees
The trunks were considerably cooler than the ambient air temperature — sometimes by as much as 9 degrees F (5 degrees C), Kearney said. She also noticed the koalas clinging to acacia trees, even though they normally eat eucalyptus leaves. [See Images of ...