10 Interesting Facts About Koalas

Koalas are one of the most adorable Australian animals. They are often spotted on our exclusive Wildlife & Wetland Safari. We encourage our guests to bring a camera along as there are always so many great photo opportunities throughout the safari. Get to know these cute critters a little better with these 10 facts.

 

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Koalas live in eucalypt woodlands and forests across Australia

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Koalas are stocky animals, they weigh up to 14kg and can grow to 85cm long

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Do you love sleep? If so, you have something in common with Koalas. Koalas can sleep up to 20 hours a day. What a life!

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Koalas are known to be fussy eaters and most of their diet consists of eucalypt leaves. They eat up approximately 400g of leaves a day

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A male Koala is referred to as a ‘buck’ and a female as a ‘doe’

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Koalas have a gestation period of 33-35 days

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A baby Koala is called a joey. After birth, joeys immediately climb into their mother’s pouch. They spend 6 months living in their mother's pouch, drinking milk and growing. They don't emerge from their mother’s pouch until they are 6 - 7 months old

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Once a joey has left its mother's pouch it spends another 6 months being quite dependent and holding onto its mothers back for safety and support

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Koalas have sharp curved claws which make climbing trees an easy task

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A Koala's lifespan is 13 - 18 years

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