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Koalas Calling

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Science  12 Feb 2010:
Vol. 327, Issue 5967, pp. 777
DOI: 10.1126/science.327.5967.777

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With a few cell phones and Global Positioning System collars, the koala's secretive life is slowly being revealed. During mating season, females make midnight sojourns to visit bellowing males, ecologists reported at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology meeting. The bellows had been thought to be communicating territory information to other males.