The koala is one of the best known and most loved animals in Australia
Koalas live in lightly wooded areas containing suitable food.
They are very fussy eaters, feeding almost entirely on eucalyptus leaves.
Koalas seldom drink, as they obtain enough water from the diet of leaves.
The koala sleeps in a fork of a tree for most of the day and moves about and feeds at night. It is most active just after sunset.
The koala is often incorrectly called a “Koala Bear”. It is not related to the bear family at all, as it is a marsupial mammal, not a placental.
A koala’s average life span in wild is about 12 years , but they have been known to live for over 15 years in captivity.