How does a Koala Grooms itself?


Grooming serves as core and essential activity of the Koalas. Koalas are usually blessed with a very nice fur, which always require them to groom it a very few times. But they still have to groom their fur on the regular basis. The koalas’ back claws, serve as a comb for the Koalas. With the help of these back claws they comb their fur and groom their whole body. However, Koalas have also been spotted to groom with their front claws as well, but that that was relatively rare behavior. koalas’

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Why grooming is essential and an important activity within Koalas life? The reason is very important to understand because with the help of this grooming the Koalas tend to get rid of any parasites develop on their fur and also grooming help the Koalas to get rid of many different ticks as well, which specifically develop around their ears and suck the blood of the Koalas. Koalas cannot afford these ticks and parasites, because their energy levels are already lower in their bodies and they rely on the slowing down of their metabolism. Therefore, grooming serves as a core activity within the Koalas’ life.

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Finally a very important finding also suggests that younger koalas are very active in grooming their body and getting rid of the ticks. On the other hand the elderly koalas were less active in grooming their body. Because of this reason, it was very common within the elderly koalas to develop certain fur diseases and lower energy levels of their bodies as well. Elderly Koalas because of lesser grooming mostly develop matts and deadlocks within their fur as well.

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