How are Koalas alive?

How are Koalas alive?




Koalas are pretty darn cute, but…they aren’t the brightest bulb on the continent. They will only eat eucalyptus leaves off the branch. On a plate, a koala won’t recognize their one and only food. Yet, somehow, koalas are still alive. And it's all thanks to some pretty clever adaptations. Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org
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Sources: Brains:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Maciej-Henneberg/publication/233726395_1998_koala_brain/links/09e4150acb6041e673000000/1998-koala-brain.pdf
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0944200620301045
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228885254_MR_imaging_of_brain_morphology_vascularisation_and_encephalization_in_the_koala
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166223613000180
https://books.google.co.nz/books?id=KqtlPZJ9y8EC&pg=PA234&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false Food:
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/251779177_A_review_of_feeding_and_diet_selection_in_koalas_Phascolarctos_Cinereus
https://research.monash.edu/en/publications/digestion-and-nutrition-in-the-koala-a-review
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF00689622
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/07/koala-s-diet-would-kill-most-mammals-their-genome-reveals-how-they-survive
https://www.publish.csiro.au/WR/WR00111 Disease:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378113513001405#bib0205
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6472425/
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1751-0813.1987.tb06064.x?sid=nlm%3Apubmed
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0236758 Other:
https://www.environment.gov.au/system/files/pages/a117ced5-9a94-4586-afdb-1f333618e1e3/files/31-ind.pdf Images:
https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/koala-awake-on-a-tree-hg8hhasrejwqcq3n7
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/lone-koala-hanging-on-the-branches-of-a-tree-gm172129804-2354773
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/organic-dried-eucalyptus-leaves-text-space-gm1170675305-324031293
https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/brain-1007-a-human-brain-rotates-on-a-grid-background-loop-shrpmbxyrwj9ivo8e1
https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/koala-eating-eucalyptus-leaves-marsupial-native-to-australia-hkk62n30ej1wywyws
https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/koala-eating-eucalyptus-leaves-marsupial-native-to-australia-hkk62n30ej1wywyws
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/koala-baby-gm1272019097-374424410
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/close-of-a-koala-yawning-gm1089852816-292371790
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/karri-forest-western-australia-gm180883608-27065633
https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/a-koala-mother-carries-her-infant-on-her-back-in-a-eucalyptus-tree-swn75ciliqcct5ji
https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/ws-cows-and-sheep-grazing-in-countryside–cornwall-england-uk-b810kchqeiwmvlx3a
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/koala-gm499656300-80357259
https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/koala-native-australian-marsupial-sleeping-in-tree-r6nuexjy-j203n77a

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