Wednesday, September 23, 2009


It's not often that you see koalas outside the local forests, but this one was climbing a tree as I was driving by. They seem to travel quite some distances in search of food, since they only eat the leaves of certain species of eucalypt and even then the nutrients in the soil have to be right so that the leaves suit them. Koalas must have a very peculiar metabolism, since they're the only vertebrate species capable of eating eucalyptus oil.

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