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(CNN)   Koala Bears could be added to the list of endangered species. Damn Chazzwazzers   (cnn.com ) divider line
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2012-02-19 05:31:31 AM  
Every time someone calls it a Koala Bear, a Zoologist shoots one out of spite.
 
2012-02-19 06:42:40 AM  
Koala Marsupial that is spreading chlamydia around sound much better....
 
2012-02-19 09:25:53 AM  
Owner: [sweeping a bunch of toads out] Get out, get out! Shoo, shoo.
Get out of here, yuck! These bloody things are everywhere.
They're in the lift, in the lorry, in the bond wizard, and all
over the malonga gilderchuck.
Clerk: They're like kangaroos, but they're reptiles, they is.
Marge: We have them in America. They're called bullfrogs.
Clerk: What? That's an odd name. I'd have called them "chazzwazzers".
 
2012-02-19 12:26:15 PM  
Koala farts smell like cough drops.
 
2012-02-19 12:41:08 PM  
Paging Koalaface to the thread
 
2012-02-19 12:45:35 PM  
I used to think Koalas were cute, until I watched a nature documentary with a scene like this (new window, not safe for lunch) explaining how the babies obtain the bacteria they use to digest eucalyptus leaves.
 
2012-02-19 12:56:29 PM  
I love them, but it's amazing it's taken this long for them to become endangered - koalas are horribly stupid and generally decide to do the very thing that will get them killed when confronted with danger.
 
2012-02-19 12:57:02 PM  
I always thought is was strange than Koalas eat only Eucalyptus, which is found in neighboring Switzerland.

i818.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-19 01:02:48 PM  

BitwiseShift: I always thought is was strange than Koalas eat only Eucalyptus, which is found in neighboring Switzerland.

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That shouldn't be a problem, seeing as Switzerland's right on the border.

/just a day trip really
//or a long walk, like they did in Sound of Music
 
2012-02-19 01:14:10 PM  

Ivo Shandor: I used to think Koalas were cute, until I watched a nature documentary with a scene like this (new window, not safe for lunch) explaining how the babies obtain the bacteria they use to digest eucalyptus leaves.


oh cute, it's all over her nose. oooooops, you let one drop down.
 
2012-02-19 01:19:43 PM  

AKTurkey: I love them, but it's amazing it's taken this long for them to become endangered - koalas are horribly stupid and generally decide to do the very thing that will get them killed when confronted with danger.


So... they're redneck bears?

"Hold my eucalyptus and watch this!"
 
2012-02-19 01:29:25 PM  
They shouldn't let them fly a biplane.
 
2012-02-19 01:33:59 PM  
Arent these the animals that get drunk off the leaves and have to rape the females to mate?
 
2012-02-19 01:46:45 PM  
There are no such things called Koala bears.

There are Koalas, and there are bears.
 
2012-02-19 01:48:40 PM  

Masso: There are no such things called Koala bears.

There are Koalas, and there are bears.


What if it's a hairy gay Koala, huh?

I'd say that would qualify as a Koala Bear!
 
2012-02-19 01:52:24 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Masso: There are no such things called Koala bears.

There are Koalas, and there are bears.

What if it's a hairy gay Koala, huh?

I'd say that would qualify as a Koala Bear!


But that's just GAY KOALA, hairy is redundant!
 
2012-02-19 02:06:21 PM  

Masso: There are no such things called Koala bears.

There are Koalas, and there are bears.


Teddy bears that resemble koalas are koala bears.

/there are also dog bears, bunny bears, etc.
 
2012-02-19 02:07:59 PM  
Wait, arent they considered pests in some areas?
 
2012-02-19 02:44:55 PM  
They're not endangered, they're just returning to KoalaWalla Land. High Dingy Doo's orders and all that.

/obscure?
 
2012-02-19 04:00:26 PM  
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2012-02-19 04:16:50 PM  

Millennium: They're not endangered, they're just returning to KoalaWalla Land. High Dingy Doo's orders and all that.

/obscure?


You're like the 3rd person I know that remembers that show.
 
2012-02-19 05:16:31 PM  
i112.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-19 05:19:50 PM  
So... which asian country decided that their noses/ears/feet were an aphrodisiac?
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2012-02-19 05:37:04 PM  
If they all die there will be more room for the panthers and all the other hard animals. Koalas are weak a pit will get rid of their whole farking family.
 
2012-02-19 05:53:03 PM  

Pslightly Psycho: Millennium: They're not endangered, they're just returning to KoalaWalla Land. High Dingy Doo's orders and all that.

/obscure?

You're like the 3rd person I know that remembers that show.


I watched that show on Nick Jr. almost every weekday when I was a kid. Six year old me found the image of Sandy's grandfather trapped in The Crystal Place to be pretty freaky. Now, I've never dropped acid, but I imagine the odds of seeing something similar looking to They Crystal Place during a trip are pretty good.
 
2012-02-19 06:00:18 PM  

Ivo Shandor: I used to think Koalas were cute, until I watched a nature documentary with a scene like this (new window, not safe for lunch) explaining how the babies obtain the bacteria they use to digest eucalyptus leaves.


Every herbivore needs to do this because they have stomachs that are like fermentation tanks, relying on bacteria to do most of the heavy lifting. So herbivores can't go from milk straight to plants without colonising their gut with the bacteria that can break down plant matter, and there is one way to get them bacteria.. The scientific name for shiat eating is coprophagy and it is bad for meat eaters and good for herbivores
 
2012-02-19 06:09:00 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

inconsolable.
 
2012-02-19 06:14:08 PM  
I blame this guy.
 
2012-02-19 06:25:26 PM  

nigeman: Ivo Shandor: I used to think Koalas were cute, until I watched a nature documentary with a scene like this (new window, not safe for lunch) explaining how the babies obtain the bacteria they use to digest eucalyptus leaves.

Every herbivore needs to do this because they have stomachs that are like fermentation tanks, relying on bacteria to do most of the heavy lifting. So herbivores can't go from milk straight to plants without colonising their gut with the bacteria that can break down plant matter, and there is one way to get them bacteria.. The scientific name for shiat eating is coprophagy and it is bad for meat eaters and good for herbivores


Translation: they're still cute, haters! :P
 
2012-02-19 06:33:03 PM  
Like the panda, the koala is too overspecialized. It can only eat the leaves of eucalyptus trees, and I mean ONLY. Pandas can and occasionally do eat honey, meat, and other plants besides bamboo, but koalas are eucalyptus only. They can't even drink water because they're so specialized, it's poison to them. At least pandas are actually adapted to eating eucalyptus, pandas are just bears that got too lazy to try to eat anything else and lack any of the important adaptations to process vegetation, especially one as nutrient-lacking as bamboo.
 
2012-02-19 07:14:01 PM  
Chlamydia? They can't catch a break.
 
2012-02-19 07:14:36 PM  
PROGRESS!!

they are a fuzzy nuisance anyway...
 
2012-02-19 07:28:02 PM  
Cutest fights ever!

Link (new window)
 
2012-02-19 07:33:19 PM  

Mr. Pokeylope: So... which asian country decided that their noses/ears/feet were an aphrodisiac?


Seeing as they are actually all riddled with STDs, I think it is that they themselves found their own noses to be an aphrodisiac. Seriously koala dudes, don't sleep with slutty koala girls without wrapping it up well!
 
2012-02-19 08:42:36 PM  

SJKebab: Every time someone calls it a Koala Bear, a Zoologist shoots one out of spite.


Common names and scientific names sometimes differ. Do you also get upset about squirrel monkeys, red pandas and prairie dogs? Good thing the Tasmanian wolf/tiger isn't around anymore to piss you off.

Also,
Phascolarctos cinereus
phaskolos
: pouch
arktos: bear
 
2012-02-20 01:15:07 PM  
Give out less drop bear repellant to tourists. That'll help get the numbers back up.
 
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