Usually quiet and shy creatures, koalas are nocturnal, meaning they spend most of their day sleeping. In this case, we have been doing our regular oestrous checks with our female koalas as part of our Koala IVF program, and this is the noise they like to share with us! The use of In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), with sperm transfers from wild male koalas into the captive population, will contribute towards saving our koalas. If not, then you’re in luck: The video below shows a dramatic transition from a regular, adorable Phascolarctos cinereus to a relatively randy teddy bear-like beast. This sound is very distinctive and used as the koala’s mating call, or communicating to other koalas. During the day is when they digest these leaves, building up their energy for the night. Especially to those who are entering into their territory. Whether or not Storm actually attracted the attention of a female in the end hasn’t been confirmed, but he should be careful: It’s well-known that koalas are often infected with chlamydia. Adult males typically communicate with loud, unusual-sounding calls that scare off rivals and attract males, and this little fella is no exception. This sound is very distinctive and used as the koala’s mating call, or communicating to other koalas. By continuing to use our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our cookie policy. This is the noise she makes when she needs a belly rub from Wildlife Keeper Kate ? Storm struts his stuff. Of course, koalas have a range of emotional states other than horny; in fact, some of them seem quite melancholy. This particular specimen, from Taronga Zoo in Sydney, is called Storm, according to Mashable. ?Well …. You can read more about the IVF program here. Taronga Zoo/YouTube. Especially to those who are entering into their The official partnership includes The Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Rainforestation Nature Park Kuranda. Adult males typically communicate with loud, unusual-sounding calls that scare off rivals and attract males, and this little fella is no exception. Posted by Rainforestation on Monday, 13 February 2017, Website Design & Booking Software Powered by ResPax.com. Be sure to ask our friendly team and any of the parks for more information about the program. In the video beloew, you can hear Kiah the koala making a unique vocal sound. As previously mentioned, three of the nature parks owned by The CaPTA Group are undertaking this IVF program. Do you know what a koala mating call sounds like? In this case, we were conducting our routine oestrous checks with our female koalas as part of our Koala IVF program. In one notably sad image from 2013, a koala sits among the remnants of its former forest home, downtrodden to say the least. This is the noise they like to share with us! We also demonstrated that koalas use these additional vocal folds to produce their extremely low-pitched mating calls.” Both male & female koalas can make types of bellowing calls, though it’s usually made by males looking to attract a mate. Another koala was recently forced out of a tree by another of its marsupial cousins, where it begins to cry, vanquished in a territorial battle. The koala IVF program with the Rainforestation Nature Park is just one of the three wildlife parks within The CaPTA Group that undertake this. What are normally sleepy creatures during the day, our koalas were energetic as soon as cameras were pulled out! not quite! (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Behind the scenes with Kiah the koala! Sign up today to get weekly science coverage direct to your inbox. The breeding program allows us to breed koalas for future wild release on the Tablelands, which will increase the population of healthy, wild koalas around the region. During the night is when you will get to witness these majestic creatures in action.