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Copyright © 2009 Steppeland – All rights reserved
1587 views and 27 favs on Jan 7, 2013

CALENDAR: Zoo Animals – Front page

Koala – happily sleeping in its Eucalyptus tree…
Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus wikipedia ). Picture made in Planckendael zoo, Mechelen, Belgium

Planckendael zoo collection


The Koala Bear is on the IUNCR red list of endangered species (Status: Least Concern ).

Why is the koala endangered? (source
Koalas live only in eucalyptus forests and are completely dependent on these forests for their survival, both as a habitat and as their primary food supply. Human activities such as farming, logging, and urban development endanger the koala by destroying eucalyptus forests.

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and Tamron 70-300mm Tele-macro1:2 lens
Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
Tamron AF70-300mm Tele-macro1:2 lens
Exposure 1/90 sec, f. 4.5 mm , focal length 220 mm , ISO 400
Date: June 20, 2009
TAGS:steppeland, animals mammals wildlife, koala, australia, brown, planckendael zoo, belgium, sleeping, soft

Challenge winner
in Made by nature – Australian and south pacific animals (May 26, 2010)

Features and top10 placements
Featured in the Image Writing group (Sept. 8, 2009)
Top10 placement in Good news group – Resting animals (Oct. 2009)
Top10 placement in Catching some zzzzzs – Good News group (Sept. 14, 2010)
Featured in Alphabet soup (Sept. 18, 2010)
Top 10 placement in Letter K – Alphabet soup (Sept. 26, 2010)
Top10 placement in Nature by alphabet – K -Made by nature (Oct 9, 2010)
Top10 placement in Letter K – Cee’ s fun artsy friends (oct 26, 2010)
Featured in Animal Photography (Feb.5,2010)
Top10 placement in Up a tree – This, that and the other thing (March 20, 2011)
Featured in Artist’s Universe (Dec. 31, 2011)
Featured in Beautiful (Dec. 31, 2011)
Featured in Deviants-Redbubblers (Jan. 4, 2011)
Featured in Amazing Wildlife (Jan. 12, 2012)
Featured in images of endearment (Jan. 22, 2012)
Thank you so much to the hosts of these marvellous groups

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