Danger Down Under: Saving Koalas from Modern Threats
"It's amazing how often they do it," she said. "And then one day, they get killed." Modern threats are kept at bay at a koala sanctuary. Safe from the hazards of the outside world, koalas in the sanctuary are free to eat their fill of eucalyptus leaves ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
One Koala's Meat Is Another's Eucalyptus Leaf
In an effort to keep their leaves, eucalyptus trees that grow in poor soil produce more toxins than ... eat them. She said the situation is like an evolutionary arms race. "In some areas, where there is good soil, the koalas are winning," she said. "In ...