Male, saved himself
|Class:||Animal (Animalia) - Chordate (Chordata) - Mammal (Mammalia)|
|Order:||Kangaroo & Wombat (Diprotodontia)|
|Species:||Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus ssp victor)|
|This Photo:||Male, about to fall|
General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills
While considered cute and cuddly, wild animals should not be approached. Animals that people hold in zoo's are tame. As with any large wild animal, they can inflict severe injuries if cornered. Having said that, they are not openly agressive.
A male's mating call is a loud, deep, sickening sound. It's a much bigger sound than their size suggests. This is on purpose; the ladies like their boys to be big, so the boys obligue
They love our stringy bark gum trees and visit regularly.
We also often see them walking on the roads through the hills. Unfortunately they don't last very long on the South Eastern Freeway.