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The galah - Eolophus roseicapilla - also known as the Rose-breasted Cockatoo, Galah Cockatoo, Roseate Cockatoo or Pink and Grey, is a sociable bird, often seen in flocks of more than 100 individuals.
The galah is a small pink and grey cockatoo, 24-40 centimetres in length and 227-380 grams in weight. The sexes look alike, but the eyes of the male are dark brown, while those of the female are pinkish-red. It is the most widespread and abundant of the Australian cockatoos and is found throughout the interior areas of the Australian mainland. The original habitat of the galah was chiefly inland semi-arid shrublands and drier coastal areas to the north. The birds were typically found along watercourses with suitable nesting and roosting trees.

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B 7724 C 253 E Jul 10, 2012 F Apr 16, 2014
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Koalas are mainly nocturnal animals that spend the day asleep in the fork of the tree. They are solitary animals and will aggressively protect their individual territories. Fights can be extremely violent with opponents vigorously scratching and biting each other.

Because of their limited diet, the koala is only found in the eucalypt forests of eastern Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, as well as the far southeastern part of South Australia. They move around regularly, travelling between favourite food trees.
Although koalas are still reasonably common in some areas, they face many problems including habitat destruction, disease and introduced predators. Many koalas die from bacterial infections, particularly Chlamydia, mainly due to stress caused by the formation of high density populations from habitat loss. Infections often cause eye diseases such as conjunctivitis which may lead to blindness if left untreated. The koala is not a bear as it is sometimes called. It is a marsupial and not even closely related to true bears. The word koala is Aboriginal for 'no drink', however, although they find most of their moisture requirements in their diet, they will occasionally drink from standing water.

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First awakening in the mist and cold on a campground of Kangaroo island and this friendly guy asked for breakfast ... a bit bulky but not aggressive ... then ... three at the table! I know, it is forbidden!

The world famous red kangaroo is the largest marsupial and the largest Australian mammal, with some males standing at two metres tall, and weighing around 85 kilograms. Males are bigger than females and are very powerfully built. The fur is usually red-brown, though some eastern females can be blue-grey. A white stripe runs along the cheek. Red kangaroos have massive muscles in their rear legs, designed to help them jump. They can reach a height of 1.8 metres and a distance of 9 metres in a single bound. When alarmed they can hop away at speeds of up to 64 kilometres per hour.
Red kangaroo males 'box' each other when fighting over mates. They stand in a tripod position using their back legs and tail and jab their opponents with their front paws. If the fight escalates, they can deliver a powerful kick with both hind legs, using their tail as support.

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B 13354 C 278 E Feb 2, 2014 F Feb 28, 2014
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The Siberian Husky is a beautiful dog breed with a thick coat that comes in a multitude of colors and markings. Their blue or multi-colored eyes and striking facial masks only add to the appeal of this breed, which originated in Siberia.
Siberian Huskies have captured the imagination of the masses, as well as artists, writers, and film producers, with their eye-catching looks and awe-inspiring talents.
This medium-size working dog possesses power and athleticism. First developed as sled dogs — some are still used in this capacity — Huskies are remarkable dogs — and their ability to learn is staggering.

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B 13262 C 275 E Feb 2, 2014 F Feb 28, 2014
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Every year the first weekend of February, the Polar Adventure is a sled dogs racing in Méaudre, Isere, France. For two days of competition the National Championship of sled dogs is a festive event where good humor and sharing are essential.

Fast, exciting, well trained sled dog teams are the result of careful behind the scenes planning and hard work. Successful mushers are knowledgeable in such diverse areas as kennel management, canine behavior, nutrition, veterinary care, psychology, physical conditioning, housing and transportation. Wise mushers soon learn that success or failure in any of these areas affects performance dramatically. Considering this fact it is obvious that the welfare of the dogs is of paramount importance.
Team and driver develop a close, trusting relationship because of the amount of time they spend together. To betray that trust by not meeting all of the dog’s needs runs counter to the goal of having a happy, healthy, highly motivated team.

What you see at a race is the result of long hours of work and planning to ensure that the team is prepared to test its abilities against the trail and the competition.

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