National Geographic : 1936 Dec
V i ationai ueugrapLic .OCuicty "NO MORE TILL YOU FINISH WHAT YOU HAVE!" Just after this picture was taken, in a park near Sydney, the kangaroo cuffed the girl, demanding more food. When Captain Cook landed in Australia in 1770, his crew marveled at the strange creature " as large as a greyhound . . . and extremely swift . . . c alled by the natives Kanguroo." "TEDDY BEARS" MAKE FRIENDS WITH APARK VISITOR Roly-poly koalas, Australia's native bears, aremarsupials, like kangaroos and opossums. Here a half-grown cub (below), toobig for its mother's pouch, clings to her furry back. Above them akoala reaches forone of the eucalyptus leaves that form this tree-dwelling animal's staple diet.