NAME:Abhi BasuTOPIC: The Life of Koala BearsINTRODUCTIONHumorous Hook: The Koala Bear has always been a creature that has been extremely fascinating to me. The Koala has the potential to sleep for nearly 20 hours a day - a trait that I have tried long and hard to embody, much to the annoyance of my parents who had to wake me up each morning for school.In this speech, I will be enlightening you about the life-cycles of these compelling creatures.FIRST MAIN POINT1.Koala babies are called joeys. 2.Amazingly, the tiny joey makes its way from the birth canal to the pouch without any help from its mother, climbing up though the fur on her abdomen to the pouch opening. Transtion: By about 7 months of age, the joey leaves the pouch for longer and longer periods of time and it rides on its mother’s abdomen or back, gradually getting used to the diet of gum leaves, although it still returns to the pouch to drink milk until it is too big to fit inside.
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- Fall '09
- Writing, Koala, Marsupial, Koala bears, Abhi Basu