Ballarat Wildlife & Reptile Park
Balart Wildlife & Reptile Park's Koala mainly active at night, usually seen resting or feeding in upper branches of eucalypt Trees
. They are private and will sometimes assault other koalas in their home range (up to 240 m wide). Males use secretion from their chest gland to mark a country which may overlap that of a female. Juveniles disperse to find their own home range at 2 years, becoming nomadic if no suitable area is found. They climb slowly, grasping a tree trunk with the forefeet and pulling the hind limbs up. Koalas can jump up to 2 m between branches. Ballarat Wildlife & Reptile Park's Koala a short, stocky marsupial with fine woolly fur, light to dark grey above with brown and white patches and white to yellowish below. The head is broad and flat with large hairy ears, a bare, flattened nose and small eyes. The tail is reduced to a stump. The limbs are long with long pointed claws. The first 2 fingers of the forefeet oppose the other three. On the ground they walk on all fours, run with a bounding gait and can swim if necessary. Their vocalizations include bellowing, high pitched yelps, soft grunts, snarls, wails and screams.
The hind feet have an opposing first toe, the second and third toes are joined with a double claw.
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