Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park #4: Koalas and Echidna

This post will probably be the last in this year’s Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park series.

A Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) enjoying a snack and a shower

A Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) enjoying a snack and a shower

During the afternoon koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) feeding session the older bunches of Eucalyptus leaves get swopped out and replaced with new. The new leaves are then sprayed with water to provide the koalas with a drink. The koalas don’t seem to mind the spray — with the eucalyptus oils in their fur they are pretty much waterproof.

Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)

Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)

Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)

Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)

Short-beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus)

Short-beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus)

This is the one and only photo of the park’s resident echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) — it was asleep every time I passed the enclosure. Still not sure which end its head is on.
2015
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park #1: Quoll and Devils
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park #2: The Birds
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park #3: Roos
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park #4: Koalas and Echidna

2016
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park #1: Wombats and Dingoes
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park 2016 #2: Roos

 

Date: 03 August 2015
Camera: Pentax K-5
Lens 1: Pentax smc DA 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 ED SDM
Ambient light only.
Conditions: Sunny with heavily shaded areas.
Hand-held only.
Cropping and resizing in Irfanview.

All images © Yet Another Tentacled Thing, 2015. All rights reserved.
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park is permitted to use any image on this page for any purpose, provided that this permission is explicitly acknowledged wherever the image is published.

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