Koalas

by: Henley Barnes

Koalas

Koalas are marsupials that live in Australia. Koalas are very loud creatures. A koalas appetite is only eucalyptus because koalas are very picky eaters. Most of the water koalas get are from the eucalyptus leaves they eat. Koalas live alone unless they are mating or they have a joey (a joey is what a baby koala is called). Female koalas have an upside down pouch that their joey stays in for about six months. A mother koala feeds its joey pap. After the joey is one year old it leaves its mother and goes to live on its own.

Fun Facts About Koalas

A full grown koala can weigh up to about 26 pounds. Koalas are nocturnal and sleep about 18 hours a day. The oils in a koalas fur makes their coat water proof. Koalas have two thumbs on each hand. The koalas fingerprints are very similar to human fingerprints. A koala scream sounds like a baby scream. Koala fossils have been found and dated back as long as 20 million years ago. Koalas have extra fur on their bottom to provide as a cushion.