May 152015
 
This koala was interested in  being photographed by me

This koala was interested in being photographed by me

May, 2015.

House and Pet Sitting has allowed Trish (my wife) and I to travel to interesting places.  We are on our way back to Sydney, Australia from Melbourne and Raymond Island was recommended.

Raymond Island is a small island in the Gippsland Lakes  in eastern Victoria, about 300 km (190 mi) from Melbourne. The island is approximately 6 km (3.7 mi) long by 2 km (1.2 mi) wide, and is just 200 m (660 ft) off the coast, across from the town of Paynesville.

Raymond Island is well-known locally for its large koala population, originally introduced to the island in 1953, and for the Raymond Island Ferry, a chain ferry that links the island to Paynesville on the mainland. If I remember correctly it took us about five minutes to cross.  It has run since 1889.

Koala – Look Up

There are arrows going in various directions where koala may be found. Here are some facts about koalas and one picture that I took.

The koala is a marsupial mammal and they are born alive.  They are warm-blooded.  The young is called a cub or a Joey and are born blind and hairless. They remain in their mother’s pouch for 5 months. Koalas grown to about 25-30 inches and have a life-span of up to 20 years.  They live  in eucalyptus trees and sleep for approximately 19 hours each day.  Koala breed in summer and live on the east coast of Australia.

Birds on Raymond Island.

Red Rosella made a lovely photo

Red Rosella made a lovely photo

Lorikeet in bansia tree

Lorikeet in bansia tree

Kookaburra shared my chicken sandwich

Kookaburra shared my chicken sandwich

  2 Responses to “Koalas on Raymond Island – Paula Key Travels”

  1. I love Victoria and I have seen a lot of Koalas down there, it’s so nice to see them in the wild. I haven’t been to Raymond Island but I would love too. Looks like you are having a good time. See you soon
    Sharon

    • Well, hello Sharon.
      You found your way to my site. I hope you have enjoyed a few articles. Give me your feedback on the site.
      See ya sooooooon.
      Paula

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