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That scent gland shows clearly how male Jordan is - it releases an oily substance with a musky smell that he rubs on tree trunks and branches to mark his territory. Once you smell it, you never quite forget it :)
I love how solid and broad he is, that he seems to have no neck. That is all muscle - koalas carry practically zero body fat either among their muscles or their internal organs.
Thank you for such awesome questions and comments here :)
Another of your wonderful captures!
July 10th, 2019  
A great portrait - wish we could have a scratch-and-smell so we could experience the male scent glands (whether I would like or detest it !!! ha haa !!)
July 10th, 2019  
They always look like they just woke up :)
July 10th, 2019  
He looks so strong!
July 10th, 2019  
I learn so much from your narratives. And this is a lovely looking fellow.
July 10th, 2019  
He looks mighty fine.
July 10th, 2019  
@madeinnl they usually did just wake up - koalas sleep 18 - 22 hours a day. Much of that time they are only sleeping lightly, kind of dozing. So most of the time when I find them they are asleep or dozing, and to get a photo I have to get their attention and wake them :)
July 10th, 2019  
Very nice portrait. Interesting information. Thanks.
July 10th, 2019  
I shall never look at perfume containing musk the same way again! Is it just to mark territory or attract females as well?
July 10th, 2019  
@fbailey it certainly ramps up in the breeding season so it part of the territory marking is also an announcement to the girls. Each koala can certainly tell the other part by smell :) I am giggling now imagining you walking into some fancy event and smelling a musky perfume and suddenly koalas rubbing against trees flashes through your mind ......
July 10th, 2019  
I haven't been commenting much lately but wanted to say that I always love to check out your koalas they are a part of my daily life :)
July 10th, 2019  
@koalagardens Exactly! Except my days of fancy events have long gone:)
July 10th, 2019  
Jordan is one handsome male..
July 10th, 2019  
Not smiling for a change. Still a lovely face.
July 10th, 2019  
Sweet shot
July 10th, 2019  
Sweet portrait!
July 11th, 2019  
New young stud on the block! He does have a thick solid look about him.
So glad to find this shot. I thought you had stopped posting for a while only to realize, today, that somehow I had unfollowed you and was no longer getting your shots in my feed.
July 11th, 2019  
Amazing pov — trying to just imagine that smell oh my
July 11th, 2019  
@gardencat oh no! I've had that happen to me too - and it's like where did they go???? oh ..... :) welcome back!
July 11th, 2019  
Jordan is looking very sleepy . He must have been "out on the town" last night spreading his sent around.
July 11th, 2019  
I'm crazy about these guys!
July 11th, 2019  
Great capture of Jordan.
July 11th, 2019  
Fabulous...fav.
July 11th, 2019  
He sure is a big fellow, fabulous shot.
July 11th, 2019  
Adorable :)
July 11th, 2019  
He looks quite solid :)
July 11th, 2019  
Ha ha ... adorable masculine Jordan!
July 11th, 2019  
He's a beautiful specimen. Fav!! 😀
July 11th, 2019  
I’m in absolute awe of your amazing photography skills KG. How you manage to hold your camera steady to shoot the koalas so high in the trees and get such sharp images is more than impressive. Just keep it up my friend 😁
July 12th, 2019  
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