Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park #4: Koalas and Echidna

Monday, 17 August 2015

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.

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Featherdale Wildlife Park, Oct 2009 (Part One)

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Swamp wallabies (Wallabia bicolor)

Featherdale Wildlife Park is located in a residential area in Western Sydney and not very large, but it is well-stocked with happy and healthy-looking animals.

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