Discover more about these marsupials!
1. Though they are often called koala 'bears' by many - they are not a bear at all, but a marsupial as they have a pouch.
2. After giving birth, a female koala will carry her young around in her pouch for six months.
3. When the young koala emerges from its mother's pouch, it will cling to her stomach or ride on her back until it is around a year old.
4. Koalas can be found in eastern Australia where the eucalyptus trees they love are found.
5. These herbivores will feed on eucalyptus leaves and even store snacks of leaves in the pouches of their cheeks.
6. Koalas don't need to drink much water and they get the moisture they need from the leaves.
7. They get their name from an Aboriginal term meaning 'no drink.'
8. They will rarely leave the trees so use their sharp claws and opposable digits to help them grip onto the branches with ease.
9. Koalas are mostly nocturnal and will sleep up to 18 hours a day!
10. Although they are not endangered, their habitat is sadly under threat.