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Short tree-dwelling animal

  • Though popularly called as Koala Bear, the Koala is not actually a bear but a marsupial.
  • The Southern koalas are 30% larger than the Northern koalas. The males are larger than the females.
  • Koalas can live as long as 17 years. Males could survive up to 10 years only.
  • In 1798, John Price became the first European to described about koalas.
  • Even after a koala has died, other koalas usually won’t move into the vacant territory for about a year, or until the scent markings and scratches of the old owner disappear.
  • Koalas consume eucalyptus leaves and bark from 12 different eucalyptus tree species. They also consume mistletoe and box leaves.
  • Koalas breed once a year, mating generally from September to March. Their gestation period is 35 days. One baby koala gets birth at a time. on an average, one female may produce only 5 or 6 baby koalas over her lifetime.
  • Like other marsupials, a koala mother carries her baby in a pouch until it is large enough to ride on her back or belly.
  • Koalas communicate with each other by making a noise like a snore and then a belch, known as a "bellow"
  • Being nocturnal, they sleep during daytime and eat, move and are active at night.
  • An aduly koala can eat 1/2 to 1 kg of leaves each night.
  • The Koalas are often hunted for their fur. They almost became extinct in the beginning of 20th century. Cars and Dogs kill the most of Koalas.
  • Koalas inhabit for Australian states - Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria.
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