Saturday 10 December 2016

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.

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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!

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