Cool Koalas

The Great Ocean Road is famous for many different things, such as koalas🐨!

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We went on a koala bear sighting hunt. A guy at our campsite told us about a route that apparently has many koalas on it. We started at a cemetery. No koalas. Then we drove up to Timboon, a small village, and walked on a beautiful path lined with gum trees, the kind of trees koalas like to hang out in. Literally! Can you see a koala in this tree?

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Neither could I! No koalas on that trip, except for this poster:

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The next day, we decided to take the long way back toward Melbourne. We turned off near the Cape Otway lighthouse and almost immediately saw loads of tourists parked on the side of the road with their cameras. We hopped out of our car, too, and looked up. This is what we saw:

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As we were driving along the road looking for more koalas, we came across this guy who was very sleepy, but also very close to us:

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And then we saw this guy, who was much more awake. In fact, he was climbing a tree when we spotted him.

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Here are a couple more koalas:

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Unfortunately, koalas are losing their habitat due to dying gum trees. Here in Australia, we have learned a lot about the conservation of endangered species. I hope koalas will get the help they need. One thing is for sure, koalas are cute and cool.

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3 Responses to Cool Koalas

  1. linda says:

    How cute. Great pictures. Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

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  2. gingerpetraglia says:

    So cool…Koalas wearing SUNGLASSES!

    Liked by 1 person

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