Koala
Morning sleepy head
Adelaide Hills
Koala
These hands are made for climbing
 
    
Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus ssp victor)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Chordate (Chordata) - Mammal (Mammalia)
Order: Kangaroo & Wombat (Diprotodontia)
Family: Koala (Phascolarctidae)
Species: Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus ssp victor)
This Photo:     My, what sharp claws you have

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.

Copyright © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 24-Mar-2014
This species is an Australian Native Species