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by Andrea Greengard

Have you always wanted to get close up to a koala? Well, here’s your chance (virtually)!.

Koalas tend to be most active in the early morning, late afternoon, or at night. The koalas at Lone Pine are also quite active around feeding time which takes place every day around midday. Who doesn’t get a bit excited about having delicious food brought to them?

Koala Closeup
Koala Closeup

That being said, there is a very good chance that the koalas you see here are sleeping. But that doesn’t make them any less cute! Koalas can sleep between 18-20 hours per day! There are a few myths surrounding why koalas are so sleepy (including that they become intoxicated by the eucalyptus leaves), but the truth is that the leaf just doesn’t give them much energy. Eucalyptus leaf is mostly water and fiber, so what little energy the koalas do get from eating it must be conserved and used wisely.

Video stream by Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

About Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Located in Queensland, Australia Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary opened in 1927 as a safe refuge for orphaned, injured, or displaced koalas as a result of the Australian fur trade. Our founder, Claude Reid, recognized that something had to be done to protect this iconic species during the fur trade.

After operating for over 90 years, Lone Pine has since evolved into a destination for local and international guests to make connections with native Australian animals in a natural, and relaxed setting. Our aim is for guests to leave our grounds feeling inspired to make small, positive changes in their daily lives to protect their own native wildlife and habitats.

You can learn more on their Youtube Channel or website.

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