Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Koala Fact File

Each koala eats about 25 pounds of eucalyptus tree leaves per day.

Koalas are marsupials; newborn koalas—called joeys—continue to develop in their mothers' pouches.

Koalas have thick woolly fur that protects them from both heat and cold. It also acts like a raincoat.

More than four-fifths of original koala habitat has been destroyed. People are trying to save what is left.

A female koala is pregnant for only 35 days before giving birth; most of the joey's growth and development takes place in the mother's pouch.

Koalas spend as many as 18 hours a day napping and resting.

Koalas smell like cough drops because of their diet of eucalyptus leaves.

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