Koala licked a tree and told scientists a longtime secret

After 13 years of research, Australian scientists managed to learn how koalas are drunk.

The specialists were helped by video traps installed in the habitats of wood marsupial mammals.

It was supposed that the body of koala gets its fluids only together with food – juicy eucalyptus leaves. There was also a hypothesis that animals drink water from puddles, leaving lovely trees for a short time.

The video footage obtained with the help of traps gave the final answer to the question. It turned out that marsupial bears lick water flowing down the trunks of trees during the rain.

This discovery was called a strong argument against uncontrolled logging: the animals would not be able to consume liquid naturally, which would endanger the existence of the species.


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