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8 avril 2010 4 08 /04 /avril /2010 19:34

 

KOALA

 

      endangered-koala.jpg

Name

Koala

County or continent

Australia

Habitat

Eucalyptus forest

Diet

Herbivore

Type

Mammal

It measures from 60 to 85 centimeters and its weight in adult age can vary from 6 to 12 kilograms

Why is it endangered ?:

it is valued for its soft fur.

if a disease is spread among them, they have no resistance against it because of them having the same genetic pool. Therefore they are not immune to disease and if one Koala gets a virus, the whole community is infected by it as well. Often these diseases bring disastrous results and hundreds or thousands or maybe even millions can be wiped out because of a single virus.

their habitat is being destroyed. Besides having no living place, it has lost its source of   food.

As the Koala is a very fussy eater and almost only eats eucalyptus leaves, it has a limited supply of food choice.

 

 

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