Never would have guessed that!
It is a common misconception that Koalas fall out of trees. The reality is that their close biological cousin is responsible for falling from certain types of eucalyptus trees. Visitors, hikers, and courting couples are encouraged to be cautious during any month not containing an “R” as frequent injuries are known to occur during Drop Bear mating season. Koalas are not particularly fast or strong, and Australia used to have more large predators than it does today (the Thylacine, which died out less than years ago, Megalania in the ancient past, and other marsupial predators before the dingo), so in addition to koalas climbing eucalyptus trees to feed, living and sleeping in trees protects them from ground predators.
During the windy days koalas prefer to sleep on the lower branches of trees. Koalas also grab the tree branches during the windy days to avoid any fall from the tree. Photo courtesy of Liger Zoos. Koalas Choose Specific Sleeping posture During the Windy Days During the Windy Days Koalas choose to sleep on Lower branches of Tree During the Windy Days.
Aug 27, The overheated koala goes out on a limb to cool down. Photograph: Steve Griffiths. Trees they heat up and cool down more slowly that the ambient conditions. When it’s the peak heat of the day in terms of the air temperature the tree may not have caught up yet. Also, the trees draw up cold water from bushremover.bars: 6.