Out of their tree
Published 01/10/2011 | 05:00
•I have just read that male koalas in Australia bellow so loudly during the mating season because their voice boxes are akin to those found in humans.
The much-loved Aussie emblems have a delightfully cuddly image, but according to a new scientific discovery 1 15lb koala can bellow every bit as loud as a cow weighing more than a tonne.
Researchers claim the marsupial emitted a louder sound as a way of attracting sexual partners. Presumably, just like the yahoos in Temple Bar who kept me awake last night, they were also out of their trees!