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I named this photo after one of the first two koalas given to the San Diego Zoo as a gift from the children of Sydney to the children of San Diego in 1925 - Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. I took this photo with my Nikon 300mm lens at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. The blue and green in the background are the sky and trees.

:w00t: Selected by Ex-po-zure as one of the Best of 2007 [link]

**More Interesting Facts**
- Its large nose and sensitive hairs enables the koala to detect differences in smell between different eucalyptus leaves, ensuring that its diet consists of only the best of the bunch.

- Cheek pouches allow it to store food not yet chewed while moving to a safer or more protected location.

- Koalas don't normally need to drink as they get all the moisture they need from the gumleaves. However they can drink if necessary. The common name 'Koala' is an Aboriginal word meaning "no drink."

- Koalas fur is different in different parts of Australia. In the southern parts of Australia it is longer and shaggier than in the north in order to keep them warm in the cold southern winters.

- Koalas can live as long as 17 years.

For more interesting facts, see my only other Koala photo, Koolewong.
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irisire Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
lovelyyyyy
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Al-Hamadi Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
adorable
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AwendelaHakan Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Thats soo cute.
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Olusia123 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
Hey, your photo was featured in my latest journal!
[link] Check it out! :) Greetings :hug:
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Olusia123 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
Hey, your photo was featured in my latest journal!
[link] Check it out! :) Greetings :hug:
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acutely Featured By Owner May 2, 2009   Photographer
Thanks so much for the feature! :D :w00t: :dance: :blowkiss:
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aambience Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
How could anyone turn away from a photo like this!?!?!?
Such a lovely moment of this cutie you've captured. Awesome work. :)
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acutely Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009   Photographer
:aww: Thanks :)
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agif-aisa Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
Sweet.
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dansch Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
featured [link]
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dansch Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
so cute :heart:
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acutely Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009   Photographer
Thank you :)
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ninereeds-DA Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
Excellent shot, well deserved DD.
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acutely Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009   Photographer
Thanks :)
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Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
Lovely pic! I love the gentle expression and pose with the paw gripping the bark. The background is nice, at first glance it looks like discreet abstract blue light, but you can still see that it's the light coming through the foliage. :+fav:
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acutely Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008   Photographer
Thanks, you're very observant :)
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Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
You're welcome! :D
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smooshfaced Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
What a great shot! I really love that sleepy expression. :aww:

Really lovely colours and crop~ :)
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acutely Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008   Photographer
Thanks! :)
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tidesend Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! Loved this shot when I faved. Sorry I can't fav it again!!!
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ilovestrawberries Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
Hi! I featured this on my journal: [link]

Hope that's alright ^____^
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acutely Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008   Photographer
Yes, thanks very much for your support :) :hug:
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rubixcu8e Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
Beautiful picture!
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ocheISmj Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
waaaaa the koala is favourite animal ever!!
i love this :heart:
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acutely Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008   Photographer
:nod: Thanks! :)
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
Congrats Tom :wave:
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acutely Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008   Photographer
Thanks Kris! :)
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nothingisforreal Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
congratulations !!! you deserve this, the picture is amazing and you're an excellent photographer :hug:
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acutely Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008   Photographer
Thanks! :hug:
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Frall Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
so sweet :heart:
congrats for the DD :clap:
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acutely Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008   Photographer
Thanks! :)
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AnimeGhost66 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
dont koalas get very angry if you wake them up from when there sleeping?
That happen to my friend who is a Zoo handler he was poking a koala to take a vaccine and the koala was being very mean to him and mauling him it was funny i saw it on video.
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acutely Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008   Photographer
Try feeding a Cassowary, " the most dangerous bird on the planet" [link] and [link] :)
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AnimeGhost66 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
Oh god thats sucks I remember When I was working at the zoo
we had to move a very hostile nile crocdile and that was really intresting!
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eBooeBoo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
I absolutely love this one!!! I'm adding it to my favorites ^^ I can't resist beautiful shots like these =D
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acutely Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008   Photographer
Thanks! :)
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Glitchie Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
Aww! Too cute!
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acutely Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008   Photographer
:nod: :)
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lifecolors Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
sleep away your sorrows
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acutely Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008   Photographer
:nod: :)
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islandtime Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
massive congrats on the DD Tom - really well deserved!!
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acutely Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008   Photographer
Thanks so much! :hug:
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superawesomemonkey Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
i love koalas!
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acutely Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008   Photographer
:nod: :)
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PropertyoftheUchiha Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
that's a perfect bokeh effect. <3 good job and such a cool, fresh shot.
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acutely Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008   Photographer
Thanks! :)
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flashfreezeabanana Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
awwe
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acutely Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008   Photographer
:nod: :)
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KyleKorth Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
Amazing shot. =3
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acutely Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008   Photographer
Thanks! :)
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