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Koala Bear Dubbed, 'Tony Abbott' Shirtfronts Putin Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Sun, Nov 16, 2014, 08:45 pm

$ 1Abarekoala.jpgRussian President Vladimir Putin's day of reckoning has finally arrived. The Australian Prime Minister threatened to shirtfront Putin over MH17 and accordingly he deployed a koala bear nicknamed, "Tony Abbot" to cuddle with the Russian leader. 

Russia Today reports that, "The world’s cutest marsupials are being specially prepared for cuddling sessions with world leaders during the G20 summit in Brisbane next week. Holding a soft, furry koala has become a bucket-list attraction of any trip Down Under, and Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama and other leaders of the world’s 20 most powerful countries are scheduled to have photo-ops with the animals during the two-day summit."

Karen Nilsson, a koala bear trainer at Lone Pine Koala sanctuary, is quoted as saying that, “The number one tip is to pretend you’re a tree, that’s what koalas are used to. When you hold a koala stay nice and still, give them good support on their bottom so they know they are not going to fall.”

"But," according to RT, "the endangered marsupials, which sleep for up to 20 hours a day and feed on a diet of special eucalyptus leaves, are notoriously fussy. Hence, the training ahead of the high-status visit."

Koala bears love to sleep more than 20 hours per day.

To read the entire article from Russia Today, link here:

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