Snugglepot

harmser

Cupertino, United States

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I named this photo after one of the first two koalas given to the San Diego Zoo as a gift from the children of Sydney to the children of San Diego in 1925 – Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. I took this photo with my Nikon 300mm lens at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. I had to position myself to capture the blue & green in the background (sky & trees).

Interesting Facts
- Its large nose and sensitive hairs enables the koala to detect differences in smell between different eucalyptus leaves, ensuring that its diet consists of only the best of the bunch.
- Cheek pouches allow it to store food not yet chewed while moving to a safer or more protected location.
- Koalas don’t normally need to drink as they get all the moisture they need from the gumleaves. However they can drink if necessary. The common name ‘Koala’ is an Aboriginal word meaning “no drink.”
- Koalas can live as long as 17 years.

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