The Koala Stretch by Marilyn Harris

The Koala Stretch

4493 Views – 07.01.2015

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Australia Zoo, Queensland, Australia.

The koala is a small bear-like, tree-dwelling, herbivorous marsupial which averages about 9kg (20lb) in weight. Its fur is thick and usually ash grey with a tinge of brown in places.

The koala gets its name from an ancient Aboriginal word meaning “no drink” because it receives over 90% of its hydration from the Eucalyptus leaves (also known as gum leaves) it eats, and only drinks when ill or times when there is not enough moisture in the leaves, ie during droughts etc.

The koala is the only mammal, other than the Greater Glider and Ringtail Possum, which can survive on a diet of eucalyptus leaves.


  • dairygirl08
    dairygirl08over 6 years ago

    Cute, cuddly, soft and sleepy, superb capture

  • Sharon Johnstone
    Sharon Johnstoneover 6 years ago

    I was going to say …..Oh how cute, then I saw those claws!!!!!, not so sure now!!
    Stunning shot Marilyn!!!!!

  • Lydia Cafarella
    Lydia Cafarellaover 6 years ago

    very nice shot, so cuuute!!!

  • Sensiworld
    Sensiworldover 6 years ago

    Awww….lovely, cute shot !

  • RealPainter
    RealPainterover 6 years ago

    i love this little guy from my youth……..have i loved these……..never really seen one but i love em

  • reflector
    reflectorover 6 years ago

    Great shot Blossom ! It looks so very peaceful !

  • Carol  Lewsley
    Carol Lewsleyover 6 years ago

    aaaaw soooooos cute love it

  • steveberlin
    steveberlinover 6 years ago

    great capture. I love pandas :)

  • Memaa
    Memaaover 6 years ago

    I just love this little guy. What a great shot.

  • Mar Silva
    Mar Silvaover 6 years ago

    Awe- how precious. I love his outstretched arm!

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