Australian news, and some related international items

Climate change affecting koalas? They are now seen to be drinking water

Why Koalas Are Suddenly Drinking Extra Water, National Geographic, 30 Mar 17Koalas usually get the water they need from their food—but hotter, drier weather is making some koalas desperate. March 31, 2017 – Koalas have been showing an uncharacteristic behavior: drinking water. Koalas typically meet most of their daily need for water just by eating leaves. But researchers from the University of Sydney have documented an increase in sightings of koalas looking for water. Cameras near watering spots around the New South Wales, Australia town of Gunnedah showed koalas coming to drink, a cute sight that nonetheless may signal increased pressure from climate change……..


April 1, 2017 - Posted by | climate change - global warming, New South Wales

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