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Koala Meditating (The ultimate koala photo?)

Koalas are amazing. They can sit on the tiniest of branches and practically sleep anywhere! It is also most of what they do all they to be honest. As you can imagine, sleeping with a stick up your ass can't be very comfortable, yet these cute teddy bears manage to ignore that and sleep blissfully.


This adorably cute sleeping koala was shot in Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, QLD, Australia



About this photo


This is a followup to my most popular koala photo. And there's also this guy.


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Learn about Koalas:

The Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is a thickset arboreal marsupial herbivore native to Australia, and the only extant representative of the family Phascolarctidae.

The Koala is found in coastal regions of eastern and southern Australia, from near Adelaide to the southern part of Cape York Peninsula. Populations also extend for considerable distances inland in regions with enough moisture to support suitable woodlands. The Koalas of South Australia were largely exterminated during the early part of the 20th century, but the state has since been repopulated with Victorian stock. The Koala is not found in Tasmania or Western Australia.


Koala on Wikipedia


Contrary to (un)popular belief: A koala is NOT a bear!


The US Government have declared the koala a threatened species, however the Australian Government has not. A review of the species national conservation status concluded that the koala are not threatened at a national scale, with a population that numbers in the hundreds of thousands


As with most native Australian animals, the Koala cannot legally be kept as a pet in Australia without a permit.



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Taken on December 22, 2008