'How much can a koala bear...' well only so much when
that itch needs to be scratched... but don't worry, no chance of falling out of
the eucalypt tree...
For a koala, there is not much to worry about when you
are in a sanctuary... and their day is spent, sleeping, grooming, resting,
moving (only to reach for another eucalypt leaf), sleeping, eating, sleeping...
well 20 hours per day sleeping and resting is not bad... it is the chewing
leaves that takes up my time...
Tassie Devils love to sleep too, but that is because they are usually
The Tasmanian Devil is mainly a scavenger and feeds on whatever is available,
us to be seen often where there is dead carrion in Tasmania. It is during the
feeding that Tassie devils are renown for their rowdy communal feeding at the
carcasses, this noise and displays is their characteristic way of establishing
dominance amongst the pack.
Unfortunately the Tasmanian Devil are highly
endangered due again due to the 'Devil Facial Tumour Disease'. New colonies have
been established parts of Tasmania and on the mainland, in an attempt to prevent
the spread of the disease and their extinction.
You can read more about it on the
Save The Tasmanian
There is also the
Australian Koala Foundation website.
These photos were taken at the
Trowunna Wildlife Park in
Mole Creek, Tasmania.