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Cool Tree Trunks Help Koala Bears Beat The Heat
2014-06-04 09:10:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Koalas can often be seen lazily wrapped around a tree branch on a hot summer’s day and a new report in the journal Biology Letters revealed that this behavior helps to cool the marsupials down. Using thermal imaging technology, study researchers observed koalas hugging tree branches and trunks on French Island, situated just east of Melbourne, Australia. While the animals can pant and lick their fur to stay cool, these methods can...

2014-04-30 23:21:49

U koala Bag, the designer bag named after and inspired by the Koala Bear, announced today that they are celebrating their one year anniversary. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 U koala bag, the hands-free leg holster bag inspired by the Koala Bear, announced today that they are celebrating their one-year anniversary. Since its debut in 2013, U Koala Bag has enjoyed success all over the globe. Originally only available online, U koala bag is now available from more than twenty-five...

2014-01-15 23:29:30

The leading safe-search engine for kids (KidzSearch.com) analyzed millions of searches made in grammar and middle schools during the 2013 school year. The statistics show some very interesting and unexpected results. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 KidzSearch.com, the leading family-safe search engine used by public, private and home schools, analyzed millions of searches done by U.S. school kids over the 2013 school year. The top 10 terms focused on cute animals, shoes and...

Koalas Have A Unique Organ That Allows Mating Calls Similar To Elephants
2013-12-03 04:59:44

[ Watch the Video: Belching For The Ladies, Koala-Style ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Koalas have the appearance of a living teddy bear, inviting many of us to assume they are cute and placid. When mating season starts, however, the males produce a bellow that defies their size and cuteness. As the males inhale, they make a sound somewhat like a creaky door, according to National Geographic reporter Ed Yong. Exhalations sound more like someone belching,...

2013-06-24 19:39:56

The performance of Australia’s mining industry in restoring the native landscape could one day be judged by ...koalas. Everyone has heard of kangaroo courts – but new research suggests that, at least in some parts of the country, koalas and other native animals may be best placed to adjudicate whether or not minesite rehabilitation is a success. And even farmers, local government and urban developers may one day find themselves facing an animal tribunal, suggests Dr Jonathan Rhodes...

2013-05-03 23:17:12

The Koala Kare KB101, one of the most trusted baby changing stations on the market, can now be bought at Babystations.com for only $189.78. Because of several key improvements in the company´s operations, Babystations.com is now offering its valued customers a $9.22 price reduction from the model´s original $199.00 price tag. Newark, DE (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 Babystations.com, a trusted name in the online community, has announced a significant price reduction on a number of its most...

Why Koalas Get Chlamydia
2013-04-10 15:04:06

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Blame it on their small stature. Blame it on their soft fur. For what could be a myriad of reasons, Koalas would almost certainly win the “Most Cuddly” award amongst all of the familiar marsupials. Sadly, like all other creatures — cute and ugly alike — Koalas also have a tendency to get sick from time to time. According Dr. Adam Polkinghorne and a host of researchers with Queensland University of...

2012-12-27 05:00:24

Koala Pay and Fusionfarm agreed to an exclusive Territory Sales Agreement in Linn County, Iowa for sales and support of its mobile payment app. The agreement offers the region´s merchants a more engaged and loyal customer base via Koala Pay´s app where customers can initiate payment, purchase deals, and receive loyalty rewards from participating merchants. North Liberty, IA (PRWEB) December 26, 2012 Koala Pay President Troy Miller says that the agreement is a natural fit....

Low Genetic Diversity Spells Bad News For Koalas
2012-10-24 14:41:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When populations of animals are under threat, a major concern surrounding their potential for survival is the genetic diversity within the population. A high level of genetic diversity makes for a resilient population, while low genetic diversity could be a red flag for conservationists. In a new study, an international team of researchers has investigated the genetic diversity of the koala population and found through both historical...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.