April 29, 2015

WALKABOUT WEDNESDAY


Well hello there felines.  Welcome back to our 2nd installment of "Walkabout Wednesday"...


Having sprouted feets, my tunnel is out and about on new adventures...

And is touring the country of Australia, taking in the sights of the koalas...


Theese koalas live at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane...


Because of their low energy diet, koalas sleep around 19 hours a day to conserve energy...they give us kitties a run for our money!


Lone Pine is the largest koala sanctuary in the world with 130 koalas...


Lone Pine started in 1927 with a single pair of koalas named Jack and Jill...Sarah one of the koalas that lived here holds the Guinness World Record for living until age 23...captive koalas typically live between twelve and fifteen years...


The koalas live in different places around the Sanctuary according to their age and gender...


"Kindergarten" is where the "toddlers run amok" according to the Sanctuary!  The koalas here are between one and two years of age...


The koalas at the Sanctuary can be held and hugged by the visitors...they are only held for a maximum of 30 minutes a day and have every third day off...

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Here are two videos of the koalas in action...

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Koalas only eat eucalyptus leaves and apparently eat only 50 of the 800 varieties that exist...The Sanctuary has four eucalypt plantations to feed the koalas and each day they cut three quarters of a tonne of leaf to feed the koalas in the Sanctuary...
Koalas have been listed as 'vulnerable to extinction' due to loss of habitat and loss of eucalyptus trees.  The Australian Koala Foundation is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the conservation of the wild koala and its habitat.  


Join us next Wednesday for our new series "Walkabout Wednesday".

21 comments:

  1. Wow, your tunnel sure does know how to get around! What a wonderful place for it to visit. Thank goodness for Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and for the koalas it is working to save.

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  2. Before kitties, and before the snakes and lizards she loved as a child, my human adored koalas. She still does!

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  3. 19 hours? Maybe Angelique's momma are a koala, MOL!

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  4. Wow, what a great post, Clooney! We never knew much about koalas.
    They nearly sleep as much as we kittehz do.
    MOL!
    XOXO

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  5. Kaolas are such cute little critters. PS: we told you, ya gotta watch tunnels with feetsies.

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  6. Wow, your Koala sure knows all the coolest places!

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  7. They are such beautiful critters, thanks for the walk about with them!

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  8. dood & tiri....AWESUM post two day for walk a bout wednesday...N manee thanx for sharin de mewviez....we gived em 984 paws UP...spesh a lee number two...whoa, if de dood on de left wuz knot like...itz all bout lunch brake heer, noe time fora interviews tho thanx !!! we wunder if they make de kindergartenerz take... a nap...what with em sleepin all that time any way !!! ♥♥♥

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  9. Koalas are nearly as cute as we are...NEARLY! MOL

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  10. Great tour. Koalas are almost as cute as kitties.

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  11. OMC Clooney what a pawsum posty. They sure awe cute. But hoo needs a day off fwum bein' hugged? Weez can't get enuff. MOL Fanks fur comin' to sis Lei's pawrty.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  12. I didn't know ANY of this Clooney so fanks you. xox

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  13. So cool!!! Those koalas look so super cute and cuddly! Did your mom get to hold one? We can't wait for Walkabout Wednesday!

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  14. Those koalas look like they'd be fun to play with!

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  15. Gosh! Mes wishes my Tunnel tooked mes to places like your tunnel goes!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  16. We've certainly learnt new stuff from you, Clooney!! We love walkabout Wednesday! :)

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  17. Those are lovely pictures on your walkabout. The koalas look very cute.

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  18. mom just loves Koalas (they are right up there with Pandas in her book!) so she loved this post! xoxo

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  19. Cool! We think they'd make good playmates. Our mom disagrees, strongly, but what does she know? We love your photos!

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  20. Your tunnel is amazing ! Koalas are such cute critters, almost as cute as we cats are ! Purrs

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