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Old Apr 21st 2010, 3:35 am
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It's been a life-time dream of mine to hold a Koala but I got close on our trip to Sydney. It's against the law to hold one in NSW so I will have to wait until we visit Queensland..


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Old Apr 21st 2010, 3:44 am
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What? Like this mum and bub in our garden a few weeks back Wouldn't cuddle a wild one mind, bit vicious especially when bub is around.
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Old Apr 21st 2010, 4:26 am
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WOW, in your back garden....how wonderful. Great picture.

The keepers at the zoo said what sharp claws they have but I just love them

Definitely got to go to Queensland to fulfill the rest of my dream
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Originally Posted by nukiwi View Post
It's been a life-time dream of mine to hold a Koala but I got close on our trip to Sydney. It's against the law to hold one in NSW so I will have to wait until we visit Queensland..

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I got me hands on one in 1991 somewhere think it was NSW. Did you know they look like that because of the soporific effect of the eucalyptus leaves they chew? And whilst they have a placid look cos of the aforementioned apparently their's (the blokes anyways) is a violent life of fighting over sex and territory. Would you believe it? Don't imagine they have changed much in 20 years. This guy looks just like the one we held. How do you tell one koala apart from another??????? The female ones are easy to tell from the chaps. They have lip stick.
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I got me hands on one in 1991 somewhere think it was NSW. Did you know they look like that because of the soporific effect of the eucalyptus leaves they chew? And whilst they have a placid look cos of the aforementioned apparently their's (the blokes anyways) is a violent life of fighting over sex and territory. Would you believe it? Don't imagine they have changed much in 20 years. This guy looks just like the one we held. How do you tell one koala apart from another??????? The female ones are easy to tell from the chaps. They have lip stick.
The law has obviously changed then since you went...can't hold them in NSW now

You wouldn't believe they could be so vicious looking at them. They sleep for up to 20 hours a day due to the low energy in the eucalyptus....what a life eh Didn't notice the difference between male and females...will have to check for lip stick next time

Don't think I'd like to meet one in the wilds
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Really cute you get to cuddle up to one soon.

Would also love to have a cuddle with one maybe one day

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They smell like eucalyptus - strangely!

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They smell like eucalyptus - strangely!

http://www.pimpmyskoda.co.uk/clubley...o/DSC01532.JPG
The one I held smelled of Brut..must have been a bloke koala.
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Fantastic piccies lovey !! xx
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They smell like eucalyptus - strangely!

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I'm so jealous....

Where was that taken?
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I'm so jealous....

Where was that taken?
Cairns Tropical Zoo - in 2006.

Lots more pics here:

http://www.pimpmyskoda.co.uk/clubley/Cairns/Cairns.htm
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Cairns Tropical Zoo - in 2006.

Lots more pics here:

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Wow I enjoyed looking at those Rob whilst having a cuppa Amazing photos...Thank you. Got to start saving again now
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Really cute you get to cuddle up to one soon.

Would also love to have a cuddle with one maybe one day

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Thanks I just wish they had some at Auckland Zoo.
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