LIFESPAN: Koalas can live as long as 17 years, although high mortality rates (due to car fatalities and dogs) for males lower their life expectancy to 2 to 10 years.
BEHAVIOR: Nocturnal mammals, koalas sleep for up to 16 hours a day. They are arboreal, which means that they live in trees. They do not live in big groups but rather prefer to be alone.
The zoo often loans Koalas to all over the world for temporary loans.
According to the San Diego Zoo Koala site, "The San Diego Zoo sends koalas all over the world for temporary loans. To make sure the traveling koala will be comfortable, a keeper travels with it to its new home and stays with it until it settles in. These furry travelers are so important they don't get checked into the baggage hold—actually they often travel first class."
The Koala house is located near the entrance/exit of the zoo, and we passed there to go to the double-Decker bus stop. When we passed around 10 AM, everyone was in deep sleep.
When we passed by little passed 3 PM, they were sleeping and eating Eucalyptus leaves at the same time. They were adorable and peaceful.
Please refer to the previous blog about the information of San Diego Zoo. ( Click here.)
Movie Clip for 8 seconds : Koala is eating and sleeping at the same time.
かなりお疲れの様子。熟睡中？ She looks really tired. She must be in a deep sleep.
A double-Decker bus passed by. A guide was explaining about Koala in a lower soft tone.
Another Koala, next door, also looks really tired.
This Koala showed a great skill of sleeping and eating at the same time. Amazing!
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