Koala Bear Facts
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.
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.