The gray and white coloring of the koala bear is another tool for protection. This color combination allows them to hide in the treetops away from land predators. ... The leaves of the trees used as the koala habitat also hide the bear from predators.Oct 19, 2017
They can eat up to two and a half pounds of leaves per day. Researchers think the koalas' newfound thirst is because the leaves that used to keep them hydrated are drying out as Gunnedah gets hotter and drier. The leaves used to provide enough water for the koalas that they didn't need to drink in addition.Mar 31, 2017
They live in eucalyptus trees and spend most of their time wedged between forks in the tree's branches. Koalas eat in the trees, sleep in trees and hang out in trees. The only time they leave the trees is to walk to another tree with a better food supply. Koalas do move around in their chosen tree.Nov 18, 2014
Like all marsupial babies, baby koalas are called joeys. A koala joey is the size of a jellybean! It has no hair, no ears, and is blind. Joeys crawl into their mother's pouch immediately after birth, and stay there for about six months.Nov 11, 2011
In Australia koalas that live in the wild have no natural predators. They are in fact at the top of the food chain in their habitat. Large birds such as owls have been known to prey on baby koalas, although such information is scarce. By definition koalas eat only eucalyptus leaves, they do not prey on other animals.
Today the natural predators of the Koala do not make a significant impact on wild populations. They include goannas dingoes, powerful owls, wedge-tailed eagles, and pythons, all of which are most likely to prey upon juvenile Koalas. Feral animals are another threat Koalas have had to face since European settlement.