- Although the koala is colloquially referred to as
the “koala bear”, the koala is actually a marsupial,
like a kangaroo.
- A koala’s young are roughly the size of bees when
they are born.
- After birth, a koala’s young then grow inside a pouch
on their mother’s belly.
- Koalas have two opposable thumbs per hand.
- To avoid tiring itself out, the koala moves very
slowly and sleeps for 19 hours a day.
- Koalas spend about three of their five waking hours
- The koala’s diet is almost entirely eucalyptus leaves;
they can eat up to 2 pounds of eucalyptus leaves a day.
- The koala is considered to be a species of “Least
- they aren’t currently in danger of becoming extinct.
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