Simpson Shadehouse - Adelaide Botanic Gardens

Simpson Shadehouse - Adelaide Botanic Gardens

24 September 2014

Koala napping

This little lad (I know he's a male because he announced himself with the typical male koala bellow the other day) has been hanging around in the huge River Red Gum over the carport.  I think he's the baby that was being carried by his mother last year.  There was another larger koala in the same tree until last night so I think that was his mother who appears now to have said her goodbyes to him.  He doesn't seem too worried, just lying around sleeping most of the time, chewing a few leaves occasionally and bombing the carport with eucalyptus drops on a regular basis.

It's amazing how koalas can sleep on branches and not fall.  In this photo he's clearly holding on with a front paw and a back paw but a little later even those paws were hanging down - completely relaxed!

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