How Koalas Actually Sound Is Surprising a Lot of People
They look so sweet, they should squeak and purr, no?
No. No, they do not do that.
Take a look.
I don’t know what I thought Koalas sounded like but this wasn’t it pic.twitter.com/gTNE4OJCI4
— Lance 🇱🇨 (@KingIrg_) January 27, 2020
The people of the internet had some feelings about it…
My coffee maker at 8am pic.twitter.com/uQZDY854H4
— Kaia Doll 💕 (@kaiadollxx) January 28, 2020
Sound like a dirt bike ? pic.twitter.com/zpmJfKYMPV
— Midwest Hokage (@b_french28) January 27, 2020
Apparently, they make a bunch of different sounds, and this one was a mating call – he must have really been interested in whoever was holding that camera.
Taronga Zoo Sydney cleared up some of the confusion on YouTube, saying, “Koalas might look cute, but they can produce bellowing sounds during mating season that have been compared to a donkey braying and a frog vomiting!”