Male Koala Bear Lets Loose With Low, Guttural Mating Call

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By Richard Horgan Los Angeles (Knewz) — Ever heard a male koala bear trying to attract the attention of a female? At the Los Angeles Zoo recently, male specimen Burra was filmed doing just that. And let’s just say it pokes a hole in the cute factor of koala bears. “Male koalas emit a loud bellowing sound to attract females,” the zoo wrote. “In fact, male koalas have an extra set of vocal cords that helps them produce this noise.” One commenter joked the noise sounded like “Isaac Hayes for koalas” (or perhaps Barry White, with a severe cold). Another deadpanned that the male koala was making li…

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