Koala

By Amy

Koalas

Hey, do you like cute, fluffy koalas? Koalas are marsupial mammals native to Australia. Right now there are only about 2,000 to 8,000 in the wild! Koalas have been killed on roads by cars and by dogs each year. Koalas are nocturnal which means they are awake at night and are asleep during the day however they are often sleeping up to about 18-20 hours a day. Joeys stay in their mothers pouch for about 6 to 7 months of age. An adult koala usually eats half a kilogram to one kilogram of leaves each night. The koalas are related to kangaroos and wombats. Koalas have similar finger prints to humans. They eat eucalyptus leaves. Koalas can't be kept as pets.