Winter Season and Sleeping Postures of Koalas


Koalas sleep differently during the winter seasons as compared to the summer seasons. During the winter seasons, it is very cold in Australia. More cold means that Koalas have to burn more calories to resist such cold. But the food which the Koalas eat during the winters, offer very little or no calories.

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Koala sleeping in winter.
Koalas have a specific sleeping posture during the winter seasons. This picture belongs to  

Therefore, they have to conserve their energies during the winter season. They do their best to conserve their energy from every perspective and this sleeping posture is one such perspective which allows Koalas to conserve their energy sources. This posture during the winter always helps Koalas to maintain energy levels and fight against the cold without wasting too much calories from their bodies.

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Koalas sleep to conserve body energy in winters.
Koalas' unique sleeping posture during the winter season helps them to conserve their body energy. This picture belongs to 

But what exactly is the posture which the koalas undergo for conserving their energies? This is a very specific posture. In this posture the Koalas first of all finds a forked shaped tree on the Eucalyptus tree. It goes there sits and sits vertically over it and sleep in this posture for about 20 hours while keeping its head down. This really helps them to maintain their energy levels at the maximum and do not waste any unnecessary energy as there are no quick energy sources for the koalas.

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Koalas' sleep vertically in winters.
Koalas' sleep vertically on a fork-shaped tree during the winter seasons. This picture belongs to 

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Koalas' sleep strategically to conserve energy.
Koalas sleep strategically to conserve their body energies as they are not blessed with quick availability of the energy sources through their food consumption. This picture specifically belongs to