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Facts about Koalas

An adult koala eats between 200 to 500 grams of leaves each day. Koalas eat mainly eucalyptus leaves (gum leaves). Occasionally they will eat the leaves from some other native Australian trees, and they also use certain trees just for resting in. Koalas live in tall open eucalypt (gum tree) forests.

Usually, koalas move slowly, using their energy very efficiently. Normally, these animals spend 20 hours a day sleeping! The platypus is an egg-laying mammal, closely related to the echidna. These are the only mammals that lay eggs.Jan 28, 2015

Koalas are dioecious animals that reproduce sexually. This means there are separate male and female koalas and a male and female are required to sexually mate, fertilization of sperm and egg, to produce offspring. ... Males attract females through vocal calls. These signals are critical for mating.

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

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