At Least He's Awake !

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    Koalas are rarely awake and I'd observed this one for a number of hours (intermittently) Was finally rewarded with something a little more exciting than Rip Van Winkle.

    The koala is possibly one of the best known Australian animals, and is found in four states: Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. The word 'koala' comes from an Australian Aboriginal word meaning 'no drink' as koalas generally drink no water, just the juice from the eucalyptus leaves. During the last Victorian fires when many lives and homes were lost there was a renowned photo being circulated of koalas drinking from swimming pools and even a firefighters water bottle as their homes had been incinerated and they were desperate.

    It belongs to a special group of Australian mammals, called marsupials, the females having a pouch where the baby animal lives after it is born in order to complete their development.

    Watch the firefighters giving a drink to the koala at: facts.htm

    imotov, phunnyfotos, Alain Pignolet, and 5 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Liliana Benassi 87 months ago | reply

      It's fantastic Susan!

    2. Miss Tiggywinkle 87 months ago | reply

      Quite unusual to catch one awake and I've never seen one yawning like this. A reward for your patience.

    3. adaptable direction [deleted] 87 months ago | reply

      Brilliant capture!
      Seen in the Australian Female Photographers group

    4. Yvonne and Samuel 87 months ago | reply

      Please add your photo to the group pool - cool shot.

      Your photo is terrific!
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    5. Rendrag1313 87 months ago | reply

      He's pretending to be a lion to scare you off !

    6. normal toy [deleted] 87 months ago | reply

      Great photograph!! Gorgeous catch! I love koalas, they're so fragile aren't they?

    7. Pandora's Perspective 87 months ago | reply

      normal toy Yes they are. Many of them have lost their habitats and having such a specialised diet makes it difficult.

    8. RubySnaps 87 months ago | reply

      Wonderful capture! Thanks for sharing the photo and the information. I learn something new everyday by being in this group!

    9. phunnyfotos 87 months ago | reply

      I know just how he feels :-))
      Wonderful timing !!

    10. Aqib Rehman 87 months ago | reply

      Great capture, love the colours!!

      Your photo is terrific!
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    11. Jmarie999 87 months ago | reply

      Beautiful capture of this beautiful Koala.

    12. lalique7 87 months ago | reply

      Great shot! Love the expression you've captured here.

    13. Ⅾorothy 87 months ago | reply

      What a sleepyhead!!

    14. g1ff 87 months ago | reply

      Love it :)

    15. Cali4beach 86 months ago | reply

      ahaha too funny!!!

    16. Carl Ara 86 months ago | reply

      This made me laugh. What a fantastic capture.

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