Koalas are marsupials found in Australia.
Other Names: Koala Bear, Monkey Bear,
Native Bear, and Tree-bear
Foreign Names for Koala
Czech: Koala / Medvídek
Dutch: Koala / Koalabeer / Koalabeertje
Finnish: Pussikarhu / Koala
Navajo: Shash Biza'azis Hólóní
Size: Koala bears are between 2-3 feet tall
and can weigh 9 - 30 lbs. Male koalas are larger than
their female counterparts.
Habitat: Koalas are found in southeastern and
eastern Australia. They live in the eucalyptus forests.
Description: Koalas have soft, wool-like fur
that is gray and white. Koalas have small rotund bodies.
Diet: Koalas are herbivores, in fact koalas
eat only eucalyptus leaves. Koalas will eat about two
and a half pounds of eucalyptus leaves a day.
Communication: Koalas use a range of
sounds to communicate with one another. They will
also mark trees with their scent as a form of
Did You Know?
Koala's spend up to 75% of their time
sleeping, they can sleep up to 18 hours
Gestation: Koala bears carry their young for
Birth: Koalas give birth to a single baby at
a time that weighs only .015 to .035 ounces at birth.
Sexually Mature: Koalas are sexually mature
between 2 to 3 years of age.
Life Span: The average life span of koalas
is 13-18 years.
Did You Know?
Koalas eat so many eucalyptus leaves
that they often take on a distinctive
odor from the eucalyptus oil and can
smell like cough drops.
Social Structure: The Koala is a solitary animal
with distinctive home territories, ocassionally territories