Thursday, December 4, 2014

Why Do Koalas Hug Trees? (No Its not what you think)



Koalas Hug Trees to Keep Cool

Koala in a Tree
 Koala 


What is a Kola?

The koala is a small cuddly-looking Australian tree-dwelling plant-eating marsupial.


The Koala's Air-conditioner - It hugs trees

Yes its true.  On very hot days, the koala may resort to hugging the truck or large branches of a tree to keep cool. By doing so it transfers its body heat to the tree and in the process cools itself. 

This is the same principle used in air-conditioners called heat transferal or thermal conduction. 


Learn more about the Koala at our fantastic Koala website.