Koalas are native to Eastern Australia where their favorite food, leaves from the Eucalyptus tree, are most common. Although koalas are often referred to as "koala bears," they aren't actually bears at all. Rather, they are marsupials, which means "pouched mammal."
Koalas move most ably and readily in their preferred environment, up in the branches of eucalyptus trees where they use their strong limbs and hooked claws Koalas move most ably and readily in their preferred environment, up in the branches of eucalyptus trees where they use their strong limbs and h
Koalas are not bears, they smell like cough drops, and they get a lot of sleep. Long before we started going loopy for lemurs, slow lorises, and sloths, we had koalas — the original poster children for cute and cuddly animals. Although most people know koalas live in Australia and eat eucalyptus lea
HowStuffWorks finds out whether koalas drink water, the many uses for their butts and how Herbert Hoover became their best friend. Advertisement Try a free puzzle of this image! Australia's got some pretty interesting animals, what with all their bouncing kangaroos and freaky jumping spiders. It's s
Koalas exhibit adaptations such as sharp claws, roughly skinned feet and opposable thumbs. The koala also has thick fur to cushion his bottom to allow him Koalas exhibit adaptations such as sharp claws, roughly skinned feet and opposable thumbs. The koala also has thick fur to cushion his bottom to
A koala walks into a "bar" and takes a long, refreshing drink. By Laura Geggel 05 June 2019 In other words, koalas need their own special "water bars," especially as human-made climate change increases heat waves and droughts Down Under. "The fact that koalas do not need to drink water at all and th
Advertisement With their big, fluffy ears, furry-looking bodies and sleepy nature, it's easy to understand how koalas have gained a reputation as cuddly creatures. We've all seen pictures of koalas clinging to tree trunks with their curious faces turned to the camera, almost the same way a baby huma
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Koala bears are actually not bears at all. These marsupials eat eucalyptus leaves and sleep most of the day. Learn more with these koala facts. Bobby-Jo Clow / Getty Images Koalas are marsupials that are native to the Australian continent. Their scientific name, Phascolarctos cinereus, is derived fr
Abandoned as a puppy because he was too obsessive, Bear the dog is now rescuing koalas. Now that the wildfires in Australia finally have been contained, animals are slowly returning to their ravaged habitats. Conservation experts worry that this damaged land won't be sustainable for them. During the