Koalas are not endangered, as of 2014. Koalas are, however, listed as a threatened species, according to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. In addition, the Australian government had the outlook of kolas being regarded as a vulnerable species, as of 2012.
Koalas are known for having an unpleasant temperament. For the most part, however, they tend to avoid aggressive behaviors that require expending a lot of energy. Females that are pregnant or have small offspring tend to be the most aggressive and territorial.
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 live in the eucalypt forests and woodlands of eastern Australia, and they are seen on some islands off the southern and eastern coasts of the country. Koalas are native to New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia.
Koalas eat eucalyptus leaves. They obtain the moisture from these leaves, and as a result they do not need to drink much water. They eat about 2 1/2 pounds of leaves a day.
Koalas are known as herbivores, which are animals that feed primarily on plants and plant leaves. Koalas feed primarily on the leaves of the eucalyptus tree.
Koalas live exclusively in Australia. They inhabit temperate, tropical and sub-tropical forests, as well as woodland and semi-arid environments where eucalyptus trees grow. Forests that contain eucalyptus trees are found along the eastern coast of Australia.