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koalas have extra vocal chords

Male koala bears use extra vocal chords to woo ladies

Koalas use a novel vocal organ to produce unusually low-pitched mating calls During the breeding season, male koalas produce ‘bellow’ vocalisations that are characterised by a continuous series of inhalation and exhalation sections, and an extremely low fundamental frequency (the main acoustic correlate of perceived pitch) [1]. Remarkably, the fundamental frequency (F0) of bellow inhalation…read more

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Koalas living in the eastern parts of the range rely on the moisture of their leaves for water (Source: Josh Berglund/Flickr)

Koalas on the outer live life differently

Koalas on the outer live life differently Friday, 13 September 2013 Katie Silver – ABC Koalas living in the eastern parts of the range rely on the moisture of their leaves for water(Source: Josh Berglund/Flickr) Related Stories Koalas reject rehab field of dreams, Science Online, 20 Feb 2013 Koalas added to threatened species list, Science…read more

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UQ researcher Bill Ellis measures a koala near Fernvale, west of Brisbane.

Thriving koala colony in Somerset give scientists hope for species survival

Thriving Somerset koalas give scientists hope for species survival By Courtney Wilson Updated Fri 29 Nov 2013, 11:50am AEDT VIDEO: A koala sits in a tree after being tagged and released by researchers near Fernvale, west of Brisbane. (Nic MacBean) (ABC News) PHOTO: A koala sits in a tree after being tagged and released by researchers near Fernvale, west…read more

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PBS NATURE CRACKING THE KOALA CODE

PBS Nature: Cracking the koala code

PBS Nature: Cracking the koala code Follow individual koalas from a small social group on an Australian island to learn just how a koala manages to survive and thrive on a diet poisonous to almost all other herbivorous mammals. From the miracle of marsupial birth to tender moments of discovery between mother and newborn joey,…read more

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What sounds do koalas make?

So what sound do koalas make? Here’s some examples! Koalas fighting Females koala screaming Male koala grunts to assert his dominance Male koala mating call Here’s a collection of sounds Source: http://www.soundboard.com/sb/Koala_Bear_Sounds

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The Koala Land Report

The objective of this report is to explore ways of creating a sustainable future for koalas on the Koala Coast, South East Queensland, Australia. For the purpose of this report, the Koala Coast includes the local government areas of Moreton, Redland, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Ipswich and Logan. As indicated by its name, this…read more

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koala chlamydia disease

Disease-free koalas at risk of Chlamydia in Macarthur

Disease-free koalas at risk of chlamydia January 14, 2013 - Saffron Howden - Rural and Indigenous Affairs Reporter Blinded … a koala being treated for chlamydia at the Wildlife Health and Conservation Centre. One strain of the disease affects eyesight, the other fertility. Photo: Edwina Pickles ONE of the few koala populations unaffected by debilitating chlamydia is at imminent…read more

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Sam The Koala

Hot Australian weather causes koala illness to spike

All this heat as a result of the global warming that Tony Abbott still denies is affecting the koalas in more ways than increased threat of bush fires sweeping through   habitat vital for the survival of koala populations. The heat is bring on stress, (possibly due to dehydration) which increases the impact on the health of…read more

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Mark Gerada Illustration 1 - Lock dogs up at night

Report Preview : Lock Dogs Up At Night

  Image Source : Mark Gerada The Koala Coast koala populations dropped by 68% in the ten years leading up to 2008. According to the Department of Environment and Resource Management’s Koala Coast Koala Population Report 2010, a comprehensive survey of the koala population showed that it dropped by more than 50% between 2005 and…read more

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koala retrovirus pandemic

What koalas can teach us about human evolution and disease.

Past Pandemics Are in Our Genes What koalas can teach us about human evolution and disease. By Carl Zimmer|Posted Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at 7:19 AM ET When koalas infected with the koala retrovirus reproduce, they pass the viral DNA along with their own to their offspring.Photo by Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images. To understand what it means…read more

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Nimbadon reconstruction

Ancient tree-wombat behaved like a koala

Scientists say the Nimbadon an ancient tree-wombat  the size of a human that roamed the earth 15 odd million years ago behaved a lot like a koala! Ancient tree-wombat behaved like a koala Thursday, 22 November 2012Anna Salleh - ABC Nimbadon weighed about the same as a human and lived in Australian rainforests 15 million years ago (Peter Schouten)…read more

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