Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Echological Nihe of my favorite organism

Koala Bears are one of my favorite organisms.  They are found along the coast and forest of Australia. They were largely exterminated during the 20th century but is now making a steady come back.  The Koala bear eats eucalypt leaves and rarely come to ground level for water due to the large amounts of water the leaves can hold.  Females reach maturity in 2-3 years and males in 3-4.  A female can produce one offspring each year for around 12 years.  Koalas sleep most of the day and are very inactive animals and remain inactive for around 19 hours a day (now if that's not easy living i dont know what is). 

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