Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Koalas Have Unique Eating Habits

Koalas feed on highly poisonous eucalyptus leaves. Their digestive track is made with bacteria that can detoxify the leaves. However, baby koalas or joeys aren’t born with the bacteria. So, for the six months they spend in their mother’s pouch, they slowly build up a tolerance to the poisonous leaves by feeding on their mom’s feces.

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