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What is a Victorian koala?


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September 14, 2009 9:40PM

The koala on the whole is best suited to the eastern regions of the Australian continent. It is found as far west as Adelaide (capital of South Australia), up the eastern coast to the base of Cape York Peninsula (far north Queensland).

There are three subspecies of koala, but their classification has not been validated. One of these so-called sub-species is the Victorian koala. Coming from the southern, colder climatic areas, it tends to have longer, thicker fur with darker colouring, sometimes including brown on the back and forearms. It has fluffy, white ear tufts, unlike its northern counterparts.