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Koala Bear Facts

Updated on January 9, 2008

Adorable Koala

Koalas Are My Favorite Wild Animal

 

I have loved koalas ever since I read about them in a book in the third grade. The first fact you should know about koalas is that they are NOT koala bears! They are koalas. Koalas are not related to bears. They are marsupials native to Australia.

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Koalas rarely drink water, due to their diet of eucalyptus leaves. Eucalyptus leaves contain enough moisture to supply most of the koala's water needs.

Koalas have slow metabolisms. They sleep for most of the day.

Females almost always have only one baby at a time.

Baby koalas are called joeys.

Koalas almost became extinct. But due to conservation efforts, koalas have made a comeback. Loss of natural habitat due to logging, residential construction and real estate development, and farming still keeps koalas at risk.

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      ????????? 3 years ago

      its was a great page thnx:)

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      Laura 4 years ago

      Koalas are adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      maddy 5 years ago

      i love koala

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      kym dohnke 5 years ago

      ihave koala bear buidabear her name cindy i love her soooooooooo much i wish real

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      gummy 5 years ago

      I just wrote but i one more comment to tip.What about koala bears? Are they breas or koalas because the anwer they gave me is not really good or i need more for my grade!!! Please someone give me a good anwer its not that the one the preson wrote on top is bad I just need more so if any budy has more informaion about koala bears please tip on this web sit or the that mad this web site please give me more that's all im asking for is more informaion... Yes i do thnak they are cut,funny, and that the preson that made this websit should make another one...... I love koalas

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      gummy 5 years ago

      i think koala bears are all right and cut but the most fun thing about them is that all my teachers like them but my teatcher now. im in 6th grade. i agree with all the people that posted thess comments.

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      john 5 years ago

      that was cute

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      jessica 5 years ago

      i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee koala bears dey r just soooooooooooooooooo adorable n cute.

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      alexa 5 years ago

      tickle tickle awwwwwwwwwwww I LOVE KOALAS MORE THEN ANYBODY EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      lexi 5 years ago

      doing a project on koalas sooooo cute awww thx it helped:)

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      yolanda 5 years ago

      lol koala bears

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      Ella gillanders 5 years ago

      they are so cute

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      ME :) 5 years ago

      I LOVE that tickling koala bear video! SO CUTE!

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      faviola solis 5 years ago

      the baby joeys are so cute ps.bye love baby koala

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      kaceylooloo 5 years ago

      i think koalas are really cute

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      Tyler 5 years ago

      I want a koala bear for myself :)

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      victoria 5 years ago

      im doing a project on koalas and this is very helpful thnx a lot but gotta go im in school bye ps.i luv koalas

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      haliaah 5 years ago

      sssssssssssssooooooooooooo ccccccccccuuuuuuuuuuttttttttteeeeeeee

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      Pamela Kinnaird W 6 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      Wow, look at all these comments. Great hub. I've liked koalas since I was little, too, like you.

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      pgtw 6 years ago

      I LOVE THEM THEIR AWESOME

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      rodney poopdela 6 years ago

      cute!!!!!!!!!

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      lover 6 years ago

      they r so cute

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      jo0Jo0 6 years ago

      its verryyyyy cute anomals but did you know that they are endangered?

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      Dee.Younqin 6 years ago

      Mane Tht Aint anough info For a Niqqa Twu Write A Research Project On Ish

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      Koalas 6 years ago

      Koalas are great creatures, and I am lucky to see one of them in real.

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      c.e.b 6 years ago

      koalas r so cool and cute

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      tina 6 years ago

      cool information!

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      jlow220 6 years ago

      thanks for the pictures but it didn't give me a lot facts

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      maggie 6 years ago

      I like the facts about koala bears. They are very cute. Actually I am doing a report about koala bears. This site was very helpful to me. :)

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      angelina 6 years ago

      i loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove koala bears they are so cuter

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      meg 7 years ago

      i like koala bears

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      Princess_Pop 7 years ago

      Did you also know that:

      Koala Bears are dying rapidly as they are being hunted for their fur, killed for food and dying because of climate change. This is due to the amount of trees which are being cut down to make way for farms and buildings. This means that their natural habitat is disappearing and there are less eucalyptus leaves for the Koala Bears to eat. The increase in pollution is also affecting the eucalyptus leaves. This is because the increase in carbon emissions affects the nutrients in the leaves, meaning that the bear’s main source of food is under threat.

      Soooooooooooooooooo That's why we need to save them instantly

      !!!???xxxxxx???!!!

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      Princess_Pop 7 years ago

      I am doing a school Project and the information has been really Useful!!!???

      Love the pics - They are soooooooooooooooooo CUTE!!!???

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      Kenny 7 years ago

      i am doing a project on koalas for school nad this helped a bit. P.S. love the tickled koala video.

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      Enora 7 years ago

      Nice I like the whole page its so good.

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      lizzy 7 years ago

      koalas are so adorable i always have wanted once since i was young

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      jonathan 7 years ago

      I like koala bears.

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      lulu7231 7 years ago

      selena all koalas are cute, exspecialy the ones with its mother. srry if i sound mean, cuz im not, but don't u thi- nk the ones with the mothers are cute?! :)

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      lulu7231 7 years ago

      koala bears are the most cutest animal ever, and that's a fact.

      :)

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      iveliz 7 years ago

      the pictures are so cute !!!!!!!!!!!!!$$$$$$$=) LOVE the website!$!$!$!$!$!$!$!=) ahhhhhh koalas are not bears for people who don't know that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      CHARIY 7 years ago

      LOVE IT

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      selena 7 years ago

      i have to do a stupid report on a koala bear and this gives me no info but i think they were ugly and some were cute.

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      Lily 7 years ago

      koalas are soo cute!!!

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      lindzey 7 years ago

      they are so cute i love them

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      yuorset ruponhurtdfeys 7 years ago

      aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

      KOALA'S ARE BEARS

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      kooky006 7 years ago

      i love koalas so much and they are the cutest thing on earth

      and KOALAS ARE NOT BEARS!!!! thank you.

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      anna 7 years ago

      hi i love koala bears but i have a question how to you tell the difference if it is a boy or a girl cause they look all the same

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      me 7 years ago

      i love koala bears they are the nices animals ever

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      ann 7 years ago

      i love koala bears they can be such fussy eaters that's why i like them plaese do not be horabke i mean what will they do to harm you

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      anna 7 years ago

      koalas are soooooooo cute i just wanna cuddle them so badly

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      aas heik 7 years ago

      koala bears are sooooooooooooo cute

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      irina 7 years ago

      koalas are beautiful animals

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      Michal 7 years ago

      koala bears are super super cute animals. They have really soft fur and a big nose too that's why i like koala bears so much

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      michal 7 years ago

      koala bears arevery very cute animals

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      lilly 7 years ago

      i like koala bears

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      shannnon 7 years ago

      koala bears are very cute and furry

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      khushi 7 years ago

      i'm writing a report on koalas

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      Hali schaffer 7 years ago

      I learned a lot of koala facts for school. I hope my teacher likes them i am doing a lot of research on koalas.Hopefully i can ace science.

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      bananat 7 years ago

      Koala's are so dang cute I cant believe people don't like them. I'm doing a project on them and I thought these pics were so helpful and cute to show people and the facts I've got have helped me so much!

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      buggy! 7 years ago

      awww! how adorable! i love the koala bears! i did a school project and got an a+

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      priscilla esau 7 years ago

      o my god this is perfect i am doing a project on koalas they are extremely cute i have a koala bear stuff animal

      thanks a lot . you rock ! :0 :) :0 :)

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      Anne 7 years ago

      i love the pics and the facts are really cool :) i'm doing a project on koalas and this helps me a lot :)

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      alishan 7 years ago

      the videos r cool

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      Heather 7 years ago

      They are sooooooooooo cute

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      kp 7 years ago

      I love kaolas and if we don't save them they will become extinct.And nobody want's that do they?

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      julstun 7 years ago

      they are one of the most cutest animals in the world. i wish that we had these in the united states. everyone check out www.webkinz.com it is awesome have a great day. kowalas are awesome go kowalas!

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      jay 7 years ago

      these are so cute

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      mel 8 years ago

      i love koalas! they're super cuteeee specially the ones sleeping, I'd love to have one haha lol...

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      Kaylyn 8 years ago

      I am doing a report on Koalas for school, and this wbe site helped me alot!!! Thanks,

      Kaylyn

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      aimm 8 years ago

      thanks for the facts

      but have you got anymore because im doing this for a school subject(:

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      taghjghjdgrekgjhgvhjdgh 8 years ago

      Koawa's are nice and cute but are a endagerd speshies becase us hummans we kill koawa's by cuting down trees killing them so help save those koawa's

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      rebecca 8 years ago

      doin research :( but it on koalas they're so cute especially the joeys aww

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      kaleigh 8 years ago

      i love koalas and these piczz r soo cute!!!!

      they r my fav animalzz

      i think my homework will be done quicker than i thought

      i wish people would save the koalas

      xxXX

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      nikki 8 years ago

      aww the pix were so cute thanks 4 helping me research...:) by the way i didn't no bout some of it lol kk thanx 4 the help xoox

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      ivy_12398 8 years ago

      they are super cool! I had all my homework correct too!

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      bearboy97 8 years ago

      koalas are soooo cool!!!!!!!!!!! I`ve decided to do a school project on them!!!!!

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      shnae 8 years ago

      koalos are the most interesting cute looking animal that i ever seen !

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      miss 8 years ago

      Koalas are so adorable

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      ttt 8 years ago

      xoxo

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      Mikayla 8 years ago

      I love koalas too they are sooooooooooooooo cute

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      Miya 8 years ago

      so...I LOVE KOALAS! they're cute..hehe ha

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      Kaili 8 years ago

      I love Koalas to and I am trying to learn a lot about them. These facts really helped. thanks

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      Karl 8 years ago

      i hate koalas i wanna punch them in the FACE!! and spill there coffee all over the trees and knock their glasses off

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      Jasmin 8 years ago

      I must hold a referat about Koalas, i speak german and its very hard to hold a referat in english!!

      Help me!!!!!!

      This is my msn: sweet@live.at

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      Taylor 9 years ago

      I love Koala Bears!!!!!!!!!!! They're Soooooooooooooo cute

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      ASDasd 9 years ago

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      Grace 9 years ago

      Great hub !the koalasare soooooooooooo cute!!!!I want them.hehe

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      Crystal 9 years ago

      Koalas are my favorite animals ever. I never knew they almost became extinct. StefanMDP, great fact I never knew the koala had fingerprints, very cool.Thanks please respond 2 me!:)

      I <33 Koala bears :))

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      Angela Harris 9 years ago from Around the USA

      Stacie, I agree. Koalas are irresistible.G-ma, Thanks for the compliments. I love animals. I hope to do more hubs about animals.Kenny, you are welcome and thanks to you, too! Cool- another koala fan.Thoog, yeah, it's amazing the conviction and effort some people and organizations put into saving animals.StefanMDP, cool. What an interesting piece of koala trivia!

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      StefanMDP 9 years ago

      Hi. Nice pictures.

      Another interesting fact is that the koalas have fingerprints.

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      James D. Preston 9 years ago from Rome, Italy

      Nice Hub, very cute indeed! I wasn't aware that Koalas almost became extinct, we owe a few people very very much!

      Greant hub.

      Thoog

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 9 years ago from Chennai

      Thanks for the facts, Angela. The pictures are wonderful.

      All children look beautiful when they sleep, and these people look divine!

      I love Koalas! :)

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      Merle Ann Johnson 9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Absolutley adorable and I loved the slide show...Awwwww the babies with the mama's were so cute. Thank you for this Hub..we are getting more and more about wild animals and I love it. G-Ma :O)

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      Stacie Naczelnik 9 years ago from Seattle

      Interesting facts about koalas. I love the pictures. They are so cute, they almost seem unreal.