Explore, enjoy and protect the planet: "Koala Conga Line"
Moisture and its preservation are central to the survival of the koala (phascolarctos cinereus). Native to the eucalypt forests and inland woodlands of Australia, these tree-dwelling marsupials get over 90 percent of their hydration from eucalyptus leaves. They drink water only when ill or during droughts, when there is not enough moisture in the leaves. Koalas sleep up to eighteen hours per day and are active during the cooler hours when they are less likely to lose precious moisture. Climate change may present new dangers for the species, as droughts and bushfire are likely to increase in both frequency and severity.
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