Koala on Path

koala sprints for the Olympics

It is not often you can see koalas doing much at all, so slow is their metabolism. The nutrient poor eucalyptus leaf diet makes them slow .. not drunk as is often thought.  So it was a treat to see this guy going off for a trot around the Tilligerry Habitat along one of the paths.

He was not actually training for an Olympics sprint event, he was really setting off to mark trees with his scent gland on his chest. This helps attract females and warn other male koalas that this area is his patch.

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