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Koala Bear, Australia Zoo, Queensland, Australia.

Taken with Canon EOS550D. EFS 55-250mm Lens.

The Koala is generally a silent, nocturnal animal, but males have a very loud advertising call that can be heard from almost a kilometer away during the breeding season. Females glean clues regarding a male’s suitability as a mate from these calls, showing a preference for larger males. When under stress, koalas may issue a loud cry, which has been reported as similar to that of a human baby. There is little reliable information about the lifespan of the koala, but in captivity they have been observed to reach the age of 18 years.

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koala bear, australia zoo, queensland, australia

Comments

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisover 1 year ago

    Such an outstanding photo of the little Koala. Love how the koala’s fur blends with the green background.

    Rick

  • thanks heaps rick :)

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    Great capture Dean.

  • thankyou julie !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 1 year ago

    Sooo sweet!

  • yeah sure is haha – thankyou angie !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • vadim19
    vadim19over 1 year ago

    wonderful work!

  • thanks a lot vadim !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    A very attractive picture, well seen and perfect presented.

  • thankyou very much john !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Sinclere
    Sinclereover 1 year ago

  • many thanks for the feature sinclere !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • vic321
    vic321over 1 year ago

    So cute !

  • haha sure is – thanks vic !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 1 year ago

    Excellent shot mate.

  • thanks heaps mate !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Cameron B
    Cameron Bover 1 year ago

    Top image Dean, great capture of this guy!

  • thanks heaps mate !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibover 1 year ago

    Fabulous portrait shot mate!

  • thanks a lot mate !

    – Dean Cunningham

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