The crawling creatures of Australia
Where Do You Live, Koala?
To the right is a map that shows where koalas live
To the left is a picture of a koala sleeping during the day
What do you look like?
When koalas are young they are the size of a jellybean!!! They are up to 3 feet long and weigh about 14 to 20 pounds. Male koalas are in average 30.7 in./ 78cm and female koalas are average 28.0 in/ 72 cm. They have shaggy ears, rough pads for gripping eucalytpus trees.
To the right is a diagram of a koala
What's your life span?
To the right is picture of a baby koala
- There babies are called "Joeys"
- The word koala means does not drink
- They move very slowly
- Their fur is water proof
- Most people think koalas are bears, but they are not bears, they are marsupials
Words to know
Eucalyptpus tree:( Yoo-kuh-lip-tuhs ) A tall tree that grows in the forest.
Clusters: ( Kluh- sters) A number of things the same kind.