By : Andrea Sosa
★ Wide: Big
★ Diet: The kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually or usually
★ Eucalyptus trees: Australian evergreen trees, that have flowers and are widely
cultivated for their gums, resins, oils, and woods.
★ Fluctuate: Rise and fall irregularly in number or amount.
★ Climate Change: A change in global or regional climate patterns, in particular a
change apparent from the mid to late 20th century onwards and attributed largely
to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil
fuels and humans.
★ Extinction: The state or process of a species, family, or larger group being or
becoming extinct and to a end. All definitions are real from
All about Koalas and their Ecosystem
Koalas have thick, soft fur. Their ears have long, white hairs on the tips. They
have a large, dark, leathery nose and black eyes. They have a small mouth that
can open very wide. They have sleepy behavior and their diet is based from
During the day they sleep for up to 18 hours. When not asleep a koala feeds on
eucalyptus leaves, especially at night. Koalas do not drink much water.
Diet/Food :An adult koala eats between 200 to 500 grams of leaves each day.
Koalas eat mainly eucalyptus leaves (gum leaves). Occasionally they will eat
the leaves from some other native Australian trees, and they also use certain
trees just for resting in.
Their habitat refers to the types of bushland that koalas like to live in. They are found in
coastal islands and tall eucalypt forests to low inland woodlands.(Australia)
Climate : Seasonal temperatures throughout these areas fluctuate around 20 degrees
BIG PROBLEM ( Australia) 10
The fires that have exploded in the dry forests of that island, due to both high
temperatures and human action, have greatly damaged the natural habitats where the
Fires have destroyed 80% of this animal's natural habitat. Because of this, the expert
said that koalas are "functionally extinct." What he means by that is that there are still
many koalas in the world. But with its natural habitat so damaged, it is only a matter of
time before they disappear from the map.
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NEWS. Including pictures.
Change - Conditions -Stability( Danger)
80% ( extinction almost completely)
The expert also said that there are an estimated 1000 koalas that have not been able to
escape the flames in time. Adding how slow and difficult they are to plant and grow
eucalyptus trees, added to the few rains that climate change will give Australia in the
coming months and years, the expert said that the prospect of saving the koalas from
extinction, and that is going to be hard since it requires lots of safety procedures.
Some hope has appeared for the animals of Australia. A
campaign launched by the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital,
sought to create stations where animals fleeing from the
flames could hydrate. The goal was 25 thousand Australian
dollars. Donations came from everywhere, exceeding one