Koala Bears Sound Surprises All 

When one thinks of a koala, the image of a cute, cuddly creature comes to mind

However, what’s truly astonishing is the unexpected and unique sounds they produce.

Phascolarctos cinereus

Scientific name

Koalas are known for their “bellow” – a deep, guttural noise that can resemble a combination of a snore and a growl.

coastal islands and tall eucalypt forests to low inland woodlands


If you’ve never heard it, you’d be forgiven for not associating such sounds with these gentle-looking creatures

13 – 18 years


This bellow is primarily used by male koalas during mating season to attract potential mates and establish their territory.

eucalyptus leaves (gum leaves)


The intensity of the sound is so surprising that it can be heard from a  considerable distance, turning their forest homes into an orchestra of  sorts during mating season.

This sound is not only unique but also plays a crucial role in their survival.

There is still more to learn about these incredible creatures!

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