A visit to the Yanchep National Park is not complete without wandering through the Koala enclosure spotting the koalas in the trees. Most of the time they are high up in the trees and fast asleep but sometimes you will get lucky and spot one who is a bit more active.
Mum decided to move from her perch up in the trees, with baby hanging on, “Do I go up or down”.
I wonder what’s over there? Hold on tight Joey!
Although I do not have the photographic evidence she landed safely with Joey still attached I assure you she did.
We have a few products with koala pictures available through our RedBubble store like this bag I ordered 🙂
Interesting facts about Koalas:
- Koala is an aboriginal word that means no water, Koalas get 90% of their liquid intake from the leaves they eat
- Koalas eat up to 1Kg of leaves a day, hence their dependence on the eucalyptus forests, and it takes a hundred trees per koala to have a sustainable population
- Koalas have been around for over 20 million years
- Koalas are listed as vulnerable and are only found wild in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.
The Australian Koala Foundation, Save The Koala Website has some great information about the fight to save our wild Koala Population, you can even adopt a Joey (a baby Koala).
Here is a video from National Geographic endangered species Koala page that explains why Koalas are not bears, some great Koala footage 🙂