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Mother & Child

by dreamsofcreation , October 19, 2010—12:00 AM

Topics: Aboriginal Art, animals, contemporary

Yesterday was a wonderful venture into the bush of our front yard as we came across a very rare site to see here in Australia, unless you go to a zoo or wildlife park of course. This is due to the diminishing numbers of about 80,000 koalas left in the wild in Australia wide & is listed as being vulnerable to locally extinct on a state scale here in NSW. A mother Koala and it's baby, it's not something easy to spot in the bush either as they love to hustle themselves ridged within branches where they spend up to 16-18 hours per day resting or dozing within a eucalypt tree because of their slow metabolism. I will be keeping my eye on her in the coming weeks to make sure she is settled & safe. We've lived here for 2 years now and never spotted one the entire time as they don't normally reside here, they normally travel for extended distances along tree corridors in search of new territory and mates. I hope she makes a good home here!


 

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  Annie Steiner ( homepage )

10/22/2010 * 10:52:52

A very lucky encounter, Mirree, and a lovely photo! Not many people get to whitness koalas in the wild. I hope they find a home in your eucalyptus, and that you will have the opportunity to take more pictures of them. The babies look especially cuddly!

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