Mrs. Nesbitt’s ABC-Wednesday
Round 20-K

My 135th entry – bijdrage

Started-Gestart: 28-08-2014 : 15-G

 

 

Hello and good morning, -afternoon, -evening, dear people who all participate is this wonderful photo-meme, which is a joy to me, week after week, after week. I’m always curious to what you come up with!

The challenging letter of this week is K and I’ve chosen for: KOALA

Originated from eastern Australia, they nowadays can also be found in Europe but only in zoo’s. They feed solely on eucalyptus and eat appr. for 4 hrs a day, the other  hours they sleep. They never have thirst because of the moisture in the eucalyptusleaves. They mostly live in solitude and are also know for their sound, they make the sound that sounds very similar to the barking of a dog.
Early 20th century they were endangered but thanks to the effort of lots of people extinction was prevented, thankfully. They’re lovely looks had certainly something to do with that. The largest population resides on Kangaroo-island.

Generally there are 3 species of Koalas; Victoria-Koala, Queensland-Koala en de New South Wales-Koala. The Victoria-Koala has a thick darkbrown fur. The Queensland-Koala has a thinner (blue-gray) fur because it lives in a much warmer area. The New South Wales Koala (the most common version) has a gray fur. Koala’s are very good swimmers but don’t feel happy on the ground, and they are one of the very few mammals who don’t build nests. The young Koala has to stand on its own feet from aprox. 1 year of age.

The one on the photo lives in a Belgian Zoo, in Antwerp to be precise, which is a 3hrs. drive to the southe from where I live.
I photographed him/her last januari.

Have a nice ABC-Wednesday-day / – week ~
♫ M e l o d y ♫ (ABC-W-team)
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