Koala

  1. Koalas are native to Australia.
  2. A female koalas are called a does and male koalas are called a buck.
  3. Koalas are not bears. They are marsupials. a mammal of an order whose members are born incompletely developed and are typically carried and suckled in a pouch on the mother’s belly.
  4. Koala fossils found in Australia have been dated as long ago as 20 million years. WOW!!! 
  5. Koalas eat eucalypt leaves and almost nothing else.
  6. The brain size of modern koalas has reduced substantially from their ancestors, possibly as an adaptation to the low energy they get from their diets.
  7. The closest living relative of the koala is the wombat.
  8. Koalas have sharp claws which help them climb trees.
  9. Koalas have similar fingerprints to humans.
  10. Koalas have large noses that are coloured pink or black.
  11. Outside of breeding seasons, koalas are quiet animals.
  12. A baby koala is called a joey. They are carried around in their mother’s pouch.
  13. A newborn koala is 19 millimeters long. Awwww, they are so tiny!
  14. Joeys live in their mother’s pouch for around six months and remain with them for another six months or so afterwards.
  15. Koalas cannot be kept legally as pets.
  16. Koalas are nocturnal, which means they are active at night.