Why Would Evolution Favor These Insane Adaptations?
using only habitats and resources nobody else wants or can eat (think koalas subsisting only on toxic eucalyptus leaves). This set of habitat and resource requirements defines a species niche, and some of these niches require incredible adaptations.
Why Koalas Hug Trees
She also noticed the koalas clinging to acacia trees, even though they normally eat eucalyptus leaves ... in preserving koala habitat than previously thought, he said. "As long as we plant trees koalas will eat, perhaps the other trees we plant just ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...