Mating Strategy of the Male Koalas


Male Koalas are specialized in adapting a strategic mating behavior with their female Koalas. Mating strategy is very important for the male Koalas because its success will always ensure the propagation of the Koalas’ population across the region. Koalas start their mating strategy by spotting female Koalas’ territories, initiate scent marking, spotting the female and quickly start mating. This is an overall cycle of the male Koalas’ mating strategy; let’s study it in more profound and in-depth way.

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Initially the male Koalas spot the female Koala territories in their surroundings. Female Koalas usually live closer to one another, and have smaller territories. The male Koalas after spotting them make an approach to the female Koalas’ territories. It is not a difficult job to spot the female Koalas, therefore, to ensure its presence within the areas of the female Koalas, the male Koala has to focus on the scent marking.

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For scent marking the male koala first of all rubs its chest with the tree and excretes a special secretion which also comprise of a particular smell as well. This smell is good enough for the female Koalas to know that a male Koala is in the nearby area. Therefore, they also start exploring the male Koalas too. However, the female koalas are very scared of the male Koalas because of their size difference as well. A male Koala is bigger; therefore, usually the female Koalas are reluctant and fearful with the male Koalas.

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Therefore, the female Koalas because of the fears do not approach the male Koalas, but rather they prefer to keep a reasonable distance. It is the male Koala which usually approaches the female Koalas, and after spotting a female Koala it start running towards it and without any courtesy, in a very snappy and quick way start mating with the female Koalas.

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