Beautiful Australian Koalas Are Pictured On This Resin Fridge Magnet
The koala is not a bear, although it often incorrectly receives that title. Found in coastal regions in Eastern and Southern Australia, and inland where the habitat is suitable, there is some concern over koala numbers in the wild. These creatures are not found, outside wildlife parks, in the Northern Territory, Western Australia, or Tasmania. In appearance koalas are similar to wombats; their closest living relatives. They have sharp claws and two opposable thumbs; both of these attributes help them to climb the trees in which they live. Due to their low metabolic rate koalas rest for approximately sixteen to eighteen hours per day. Of their non-resting hours approximately three are spent eating, with the koala existing almost entirely on a diet of eucalyptus leaves. Female koalas can give birth to one baby per year for approximately twelve years. As with kangaroos the young are called joeys and reside in their mother’s pouch while they develop after birth. A lovely animal to look at, why not have a permanent reminder by purchasing this resin fridge magnet from World-wide-gifts.com Internet Store.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Due to the loss of some of their habitats and the increase in danger from modern life, such as car accidents and dog attacks, measures are being taken to protect the koala community. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane is part of this work. Over one hundred and thirty koalas reside at the sanctuary and visitors can have a hug with one of these lovely animals. It is not just home to koalas though; platypus, bats and wombats are amongst other creatures on site. As well as cuddling koalas, other interactive visitor activities are available such as feeding kangaroos or holding snakes. The site of the sanctuary is easily accessible from the city of Brisbane; it is approximately 13.1 kilometres from the city and can be reached by boat tour, bus, taxi, or private vehicle.
Approximately 2.15 million people reside in Brisbane, the capital (and most populated city) of the Australian state of Queensland. The name of the city originates from Sir Thomas Brisbane, who was the governor of New South Wales from 1821 to 1825; first the river, then the city, was named after him. The river is a central part of Brisbane life whether people are sitting and relaxing, or participating in water sports. A well-known city suburb is Kangaroo Point where some wonderful views of Brisbane are afforded from the cliff top. An area those wanting a more active lifestyle appreciate, abseiling, cycling, kayaking and rock climbing are all regular activities. In the evenings visitors and locals alike can partake of Brisbane’s well known dining out facilities as well as its sophisticated bars or lively pubs and nightclubs.
Tourism to Queensland raises income of approximately four billion Australian dollars annually. It is a beautiful part of the world with the surfing beaches of the Gold Coast, the fascinating nature of the Great Barrier Reef, and the green splendour of Daintree Rainforest all featuring strongly. For those less nature orientated theme parks are an available, and popular, form of entertainment. The area of Queensland is vast, leading to varied climatic conditions throughout, from hot humid to hot dry summers and, in certain areas, cold winters. If you are lucky enough to join the vast number of tourists that experience all of this why not buy this lovely resin fridge magnet, from World-wide-gifts.com Internet Store, to remind you of your trip to Australia. Or buy it anyway and at least have a little view of Australian nature in your own home.