Cute and cuddly, with big tufts of hair
they are unique and they are rare.
Nocturnal animals they love to sleep
during the day, without a cheep.
When night has come they go and hunt
But their prey don’t scream nor die nor grunt.
Once their hunting time is gone
They move back to sleep, their work is done.
There in the trees they do need time
to relax, to digest or just to climb.
They communicate with lots of sound
A grunt, a bellow, when they’re up or on the ground.
Their babies are born, no legs no fur
unable to see, to hear or to churr.
They finish development close to their Mom
very well hidden, where it’s cozy and calm.
They are unique, their food and their way
it is upon us to make them stay.
If we don’t watch out and keep us linked
These poor little fellows will soon be extinct.
They are cute, but are in grave danger
their habitat shrinks, and so does their manger.
Lots of them are killed by us,
by dogs, by cars or sometimes bus.
We limit them in freedom in food and in life
it’s upon us to not make this a strife.
Keep this cute buddy with the tufts and gray hair
Of course I talk about the Koala Bear.
(Copyright Aurora Jean Alexander, February 2017)