People always assume that koalas are incredibly cute and fluffy — and going just on appearance, they are. But they’re also wild animals, and though they seem docile most of the time, sleepily propped in gum trees, chewing on leaves, or just snoozing, during mating season they can become a bit wilder and more active and, at times, fierce. So it’s best not to interfere with them, and just admire them from afar.
If you heard this sound in the bush, you’d imagine it was a huge fierce bear or something, wouldn’t you? But it’s just a cute fluffy little koala. Maybe that’s why some early Europeans called them “koala bears.” They’re not bears at all, but something unique and special.
The photo here, and the link I’ve included are from the FB page Authentic King Island