The Koala bear. Where do I even begin with koala bears? There are the epitome of cute and cuddly. They have the sweetest little grandpa faces. They look grumpy whenever they’re awake, and sleep about 20 hours every day. The koala’s in Northern Australia are smaller than those in Southern Australia. The koala’s in Southern Australia are large with thick hair to help them in the cooler months. They aren’t even really bears, but actually marsupials.
They are ADORABLE!
I was able to see koala’s at zoos in Australia, which was so friggen awesome!
Then, when I went on my Great Ocean Road trip in February, I went on a tour bus with a bunch of expats living in Australia. There was one major perk to being on someone else’s time and itinerary and having a local driving us…we were able to go down this hidden road that most people would never know about (there is no way that I could ever find it again) and everywhere we looked there were koala’s in the trees!
I did not know places like this existed! I never expected to see so many wild koala bears lazing about everywhere around me.
It was truly an incredible experience not to be forgotten.
We got out of the vehicle and wandered around with our heads looking upwards at all of the koala’s. This guy here was one of my favorites. He was situated perfectly for a photo shoot, and looked so peaceful, fast asleep up in that tree.
I know if I ever go back I would not be able to find this road again, but that area in Victoria must have tons of cool spots like this one, filled with wild koala’s.
Have you ever seen an exotic animal in the wild?
Ever seen a wild koala bear?