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Коала (дикие животные Австралии)


                    Koala - one of the most famous and favorite Australian
                    animals. Him name as a bear, though a Koala are not
                    connected to what type of bears.

                    In translation from language of the Australian natives
                    "Koala" means "not drinking", as a Koala do not drink
                    water. They eat leaves eucalyptus, the contained there
                    liquid suffices to them.

                    The Koala weighs from four up to fifteen kgs and reaches
                    eighty centimeters in length. Life expectancy - about 12
                    years.

At a Koala a pear-shaped body, large round head with small eyes and large
black nose. The tail at a Koala is not. The Koala is covered with thick,
strong gray fur, because of which for them hunt. On legs the Koala has -
five fingers, with which he clasps a trunk of a tree.

Till eighteen - twenty two hours per day sleep on trees, and on ground is
lowered only for transition to a new tree. Sleep a Koala in of trees.

Koala - single animal. The mothers very well care of children, the fathers
the participations in education of the kids do not accept.

The small Koala is born underdeveloped and continues the development in a
bag. The newborn Koala weighs some grammes and length about two
centimeters. In a bag he will carry spend six months, eating there by
parent milk. Then about one year the kid sits on Bottom or on a stomach of
the mother, having seized in her fur, and for reception of food to put out
a head from a bag

Surprisingly that the Koala is able well to float and to jump on trees,
though he is usual moves very slowly.



The Koala meets only in Australia and only in eucalyptus woods in a
southeast of the country. They are under protection of the state, as they
are threatened with extinction. These harmless, lovely and curious animals
have a lot of enemies. They are production for the foxes, dogs Dingo and
predatory birds.

The poachers kill them for the sake of valuable fur. Koalas perish on fire.
The cutting down eucalyptus of woods conducts to reduction of territory
them habitats. The new generation at Koalas occurs very slowly- child
occurs all once per two years!



                          The project about a Koala



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