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Laura Period 1Koala Bear

  1. 1. Koala Bears By: Laura Dion
  2. 2. General Information <ul><li>Common Name: Koala Bear </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific Name: Phascolarctus Cinereus </li></ul><ul><li>Family: Phascolarctidae </li></ul><ul><li>Order: Marsupialia </li></ul><ul><li>Color: Gray </li></ul>
  3. 3. Statistics <ul><li>Height: About 24inches </li></ul><ul><li>Lives more than 10 years in the wild </li></ul><ul><li>Lives up to 20 years in captivity </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual Maturity: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Males: 3-4 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Females: 2-3 years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mating: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>September-January in southern part of range. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>November- February in Northern part </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Habitat <ul><li>Classification: Solitary Tree Dweller </li></ul><ul><li>Lives almost exclusively in the branches of Eucalyptus Trees </li></ul>
  5. 5. Range of Habitat <ul><li>Coastal regions of South Australia (Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria) </li></ul>Now, the koala is a protected species. Sanctuaries flourish in Victoria and Queensland. They are being reintroduced to South Australia where they had become locally extinct.
  6. 6. Food Source <ul><li>Eucalyptus Leaves </li></ul><ul><li>There are more than 100 species of eucalyptus trees, but Koalas only feed on 12 of them. </li></ul>
  7. 7. How the Koala Climbs <ul><li>To climb, a koala clasps a tree trunk between its forepaws and draws its hind legs up together in a series of small rapid jumps. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Fun Facts <ul><li>Koalas are Nocturnal </li></ul><ul><li>A koala never has to drink anything, because it gets all its liquid from eucalyptus leaves. </li></ul><ul><li>A newborn koala is only the size of a lima bean. Its hind legs are barely formed, but its forelimbs and claws are relatively well developed. It drags itself to the pouch by following a trail of saliva laid down by its mother. </li></ul><ul><li>Koalas are excellent swimmers, because they need to cross rivers to survive heavy flooding. </li></ul><ul><li>Many koalas are killed in sanctuaries because they are run over by cars. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Works Cited: <ul><li>Slide 1: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.natyu.com/images/stories/koala1/gtotem_koala.jpg </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Slide 2: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>King, Judith: Wildlife Fact File . Pittsburg, PA.: International Masters Publishers, 1997. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://jazzdad.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/koala.jpg </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Slide 3: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>King, Judith: Wildlife Fact File . Pittsburg, PA.: International Masters Publishers, 1997. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://graeworthington.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/koala_safe.jpg </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Slide 4: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>King, Judith: Wildlife Fact File . Pittsburg, PA.: International Masters Publishers, 1997. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://imagecache6.allposters.com/LRG/26/2677/KGAUD00Z.jpg </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Slide 5: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>King, Judith: Wildlife Fact File . Pittsburg, PA.: International Masters Publishers, 1997. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3072/2677484290_dd49586339.jpg </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Slide 6: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>King, Judith: Wildlife Fact File . Pittsburg, PA.: International Masters Publishers, 1997. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.animalfactguide.com/images/maps/worldmap_koala.png </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.koala-bears.org/images/australia-map.jpg </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Slide 7: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>King, Judith: Wildlife Fact File . Pittsburg, PA.: International Masters Publishers, 1997. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_I1LULKOmT_w/TA7DQrUeBvI/AAAAAAAAAEM/ig_leWiaS4w/s1600/koalas-asutralianos.jpg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.bio.davidson.edu/Courses/anphys/2000/CrawfordC/claws.jpg </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Slide 8: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>King, Judith: Wildlife Fact File . Pittsburg, PA.: International Masters Publishers, 1997. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.blog-city.info/en/img8/8803_koala05.jpg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_2f85ULzcgMY/TQeRIj2xhUI/AAAAAAAAASQ/N91J2jL7suo/s1600/Koala%252BBear.jpg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://media.nowpublic.net/images//a5/b/a5b859afcc96887d86ebc50a9c07edd2.jpg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.blog-city.info/en/img8/8803_Koala_Baby.jpg </li></ul></ul>

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