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Unread postby Max ADU » Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:59 pm

Did You Know?

The Koala
- ( For Americans) Koalas are
not bears. They are MARSUPIALS, which means that they carry their young in a pouch.
- Weight varies from about 14 kg (31 lb) for a large southern male, to about 5 kg (11 lb) for a small northern female.
- The koala's five fingers include two opposable thumbs
- The koala have fingerprints.
- The name Koala comes from an Aboriginal word. It means "no drink", as Koalas get enough fluids through the eucalyptis leaves they feed on.
- Koalas are NOCTURNAL animals. They sleep in the daytime, and move around and feed at night.
- Koalas also communicate with each other by making a noise like a snore and then a belch, known as a "bellow"
- Koalas make an extremely loud and agressive growling noise.
- Koalas usually have only one cub per year.
- When koalas are born, they are only 2 centimetres long, which is about as big as a jellybean!
- At birth, koala joeys have no fur and their eyes and ears are still closed.
- The koala joey rides in it's mother's backward-facing pouch for about 5 or 6 months, and drinks milk from its mother's nipple.
- The baby leave the pouch rides on its mother's back until it leaves home to take care of itself at about 1 year old.
- There are about 600 varieties of eucalyptus. Koalas are Australia wide eat only about 120 of these. Koalas in a specific area would prefer to eat only about 4-6 different types.
- An adult koala eats about 1/2 - 1 kilogram of leaves each night.

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Re: The Koala

Unread postby Yaariyan » Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:56 pm

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