Koalas hug trees to lose heat
"Hugging trees helps koalas to keep cool, a study has revealed.
In a study published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters, scientists used thermal cameras to reveal that, in hotter weather, the animals moved to the lower, cooler parts of the trees.
They also pressed their bodies even closer to the trunks.
The team, led by researchers from the University of Melbourne, was studying how koalas regulated their temperature.”