Whats so funny......

By ColleenA
Hello from Adelaide...
Thank you for your continued support, apologies for falling behind with voting, will catch up soon. Thank you to EileenH for her UA ....much appreciated.

It is a very sad day for South Africa with the death of Nelson Mandela. My husband was very honored to have met him over ten times, some on a one to one basis through business when Mr Mandela was our President. He said he was always full of stories and very humble.

Gwynn mentioned that he wanted to see Koalas and kangaroos, so herewith Koalas today.... Actually he wasnt laughing he was yawning as a group of noisy school kids woke him up.GrinGrinGrin (seeV3 fast asleep)
They are solitary arboreal (tree-living) marsupials. they sleep during the day and feed at night only on the leaves of a few species of eucalypt tree. Koalas have no need to drink water because of the high water content of their leaf diet.
I am also including a strange little fella called a Long-nosed Echidna. They have a very long sticky tongue used for catching and eating ants.
Have a nice day

Tags: Koala Pets and captive animals Adelaide zoo

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Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2013 1:14AM
Poor fellow being awoken from his slumbers. I was told once there doleful expression is because they are bombed out on the drugs in the eucalyptus they eat. Hope your enjoying all that Oz can offer. GrinGrin Peter.

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6 Dec 2013 1:28AM
Fabulous Colleen. I love koala bears. Have my UA for these gorgeous lil furballs and for the beautiful panda yesterday GrinGrin

Jocelia 6 2 1 Australia
6 Dec 2013 1:54AM
I don’t think she is quite asleep in V3 yet. They sleep to eighteen
hours a day and only eat special gum leaves for everything they need
in their diet You were so lucky to catch this one awake.
Great captures for sure…..WinkWinkWink
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
6 Dec 2013 2:01AM
Good ones Colleena, these are fine descriptive images!
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2013 2:04AM
So glad you're capturing the Australian animal images
which I'm missing! Brilliant set Colleen.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
6 Dec 2013 3:37AM
Morning Colleen ! You must have heard by now that Mandela passed away last night. This is lovely - not very African at all GrinGrin
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
6 Dec 2013 4:11AM
Great captures of this cute fellow

S_Psharma 5 1 India
6 Dec 2013 4:38AM
Lovely set of images v4 looks best to me.
Rogerex 11 32 12 Australia
6 Dec 2013 5:10AM
Greetings from SA (South Australia, not South Africa). Good shots of the koala. The last animal appears to be an echidna, or spiny ant-eater. We see them in my area. Running over them can ruin a car tyre, and its not much good for the echidna either!
6 Dec 2013 5:49AM
It's got to be V1 for me, it goes with the title best tooSmile, lovely shots Colleen!Smile
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
6 Dec 2013 6:14AM
What an adorable character, Colleen, super captures. Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2013 6:24AM
A super series with two delightful models.
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
6 Dec 2013 6:48AM
Lovely shots Colleen, they are ridiculously cute things.

mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
6 Dec 2013 7:01AM
Nice pic's, such a cute fellow. Never heard of a potoroo before.

Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2013 7:08AM
Beauties Colleen - the panda is so cute - not too sure about the spiny ant eater though! Smile

SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2013 7:20AM
Love em all SmileSmile
6 Dec 2013 7:46AM
Super set of images Colleen,
ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
6 Dec 2013 7:58AM
Hope you didn't get sun burned with that sun overhead!
Lovely shots of fascinating creatures.

Mandela mourned in UK too. Great man.
6 Dec 2013 8:33AM
So cute. I have never seen a koala doing anything but sleep or munch. In the "bush" they are very difficult to spot but we had a friend with exception koala spotting eyes but unfortunately in those days - no camera -

Great images, at least you managed to get a shot with his eyes open.

Mary Grin
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2013 9:48AM
Great series there Colleen
and yes, sad about Nelson Mandela
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
6 Dec 2013 10:45AM
Lovely of the Koala.
I don't think I have seen one for real.
Yesterday I watched/heard a video of a male one calling the
ladies, what an amazing racket he made !!
Love the last 'version' too .. the hedgehog gone wrong, lol.

jdinne 15 16 England
6 Dec 2013 10:50AM
Excellent set Colleen, v4 had enough now leave me alone Smile

capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2013 10:54AM
Lovely set, everyone's favourite animal.Smile

viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2013 11:45AM
Great photos Colleen. Everyone loves koalas.

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
6 Dec 2013 11:48AM
A rarity these days, but numbers should bounce back Smile Excellent set, a different Sth Africa when you return may be.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2013 1:23PM
Great set Colleen, don't you just love these KoalasSmile

ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2013 1:27PM
Beautiful pictures Colleen,

Ali GrinGrin
9 10 10 England
6 Dec 2013 1:42PM
All lovely -SmileSmileSmile
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
6 Dec 2013 1:53PM
A sad day for you---so sorry for your country's loss!
Very sorry for Nelson Mandela Sad --- --- --- --- --- --- --- Beautiful images though!- Seldom seen even images of them. --- Winter really coming here! --- Jukka.Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
6 Dec 2013 4:03PM
A wonderful set Colleen, and he obviously found something funny in V1! Grin Thought V5 was some sort of hedgehog....Wink
Trev Smile
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2013 5:42PM
So very well observed, and so very well photographed. Image number five is great...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
xwang 9 56 8
6 Dec 2013 5:52PM
Lovely set, wonderfully taken...Smile
6 Dec 2013 6:13PM
What a delightful set, Colleen!SmileSmile

6 Dec 2013 6:39PM
Beautiful set captures Colleen!
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2013 7:53PM
Beautiful setSmile

Great shots Colleen - Australia has a lot to offer on the wildlife front. The last image is an echidna, otherwise known as a spiny ant eater, not a potoroo.
6 Dec 2013 10:06PM
Lovely shots Colleen. Love the last one. Cathy
jacquig 4 3 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2013 10:12PM
Wonderful shots of the little koala, Colleen. V4 is my favourite - his expression is one of pure disdain! Smile
ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
6 Dec 2013 10:39PM

Quote:Great shots Colleen - Australia has a lot to offer on the wildlife front. The last image is an echidna, otherwise known as a spiny ant eater, not a potoroo.

Thanks Alex...I have corrected it...I was going according to the info board at the enclosure... I have corrected it above
gwynn56 6 87 England
6 Dec 2013 11:01PM
nice set of images there Smile
Lucky you getting one with open eyes !! I didnt even know they had teeth...I think that is a tooth I spy in V1.. great shots Colleen..Grin

Lynette Grin
7 Dec 2013 3:55AM
Super images, Colleen.
Thanks for the 'smile' (V1), it's quite made my day.

7 Dec 2013 5:55AM
Very nice sets of images Colleen well taken.Smile
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
7 Dec 2013 7:46AM
Lovely captures, Colleen. I like the little 'smile' on the koala in V2 Grin

And that's a really sweet shot of the echidna Smile If I'm not wrong, one of only two creatures in the classification of monotreme...egglaying mammals. The other being the platypus.

I love the name of a monotreme's young - a puggle Grin

7 Dec 2013 12:00PM
Fine set - like the echidna too though spiny and not so sweet looking. A
6 3 8 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2013 2:59PM
You have done this Koala very proud!WinkGrin
7 Dec 2013 8:22PM
Great captures of this Koala
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2013 7:20PM
Memory lane for me....thankyou
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
10 Dec 2013 5:33PM
He must be laughing his head off at England's shambolic performances with the bat, the ball and in the field during this winters Ashes series!Tongue He's a cute little fella and not an animal we see very much of on here
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
10 Dec 2013 7:28PM
Have you ever heard them during the night in mating season?
ask your friends/family Smile
Scary Smile

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