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Planet Earth

Australiana #1 - Koala

Not Exactly Rocket ScienceBy Ed YongNovember 1, 2008 4:38 AM

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So as I said, I will be posting wildlife pictures from my recent Australian adventure on a weekly basis. We begin with that most obvious of Australian critters - the koala. Unfortunately, we never managed to see one of these in the wild so these photos come from the Healesville Sanctuary and the Featherdale Wildlife Park, both superb collections of native species in generous enclosures.

Sleepy koala

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Bearded koala

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They may seen cuddly, but you don't climb trees without claws like these

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Surprising things that koalas apparently do...

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