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Lazy Marsupial . KOALA. By: LR. Introduction. Mammal species marsipial. Some are 3 feet most are 2 feet. Small ears. Big noses. ears. Not good vision. Weighs between 10 to 30 pounds. nose. Physical Features. Small furry ears Large black nose Little mouth Their chest is white

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Lazy Marsupial

KOALA

By: LR


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Introduction

  • Mammalspecies

  • marsipial

  • Some are 3 feet most are 2 feet

  • Small ears

  • Big noses

ears

  • Not good vision

  • Weighs between 10 to 30 pounds

nose


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Physical Features

  • Small furry ears

  • Large black nose

  • Little mouth

  • Their chest is white

  • The rest of their body is grayish

  • Big nails on their hands and feet

  • Little black squinty eyes


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lifespan

  • Koalas can’t live much longer because 80 percent of the habitat is lost.

  • People are cutting down their trees

  • They are making houses/malls/golf courses and roads

  • People are not caring for koalas

  • Koalas can live up to 17 years in expectancy male koalas live up to 10 years


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Habitat and Climate

  • Koalas live in Australia

  • They like Australia because they have more forests

  • Queensland is notgood for koalas because it is too hot

  • They live in cold areas but not too cold

  • They like eucalyptus trees


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landforms

  • The koala mostly lives in the forest

  • The koala lives in the northern and western Australia

Koalas never like to be hot!

Koalas live in the coldest part of Australia they like to be cold


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Food and Prey

  • The koala eats eucalyptus leaves

  • They don’t have prey

  • They are herbivores

  • They also drink milk

  • Their predators are dingoes


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behavior

  • The koala is smart and stays in their tree because they are slow on ground

  • Dingoes are fast and they can eat koalas

  • Koalas are mainly nocturnal because it’s cooler out at night

  • Koalas do not live in families

  • The koala when it gets in its tree they stay there

  • The koala scratches its tree to remember the tree

  • The other koala can’t take the tree

  • When the koala dies they have to wait a year until it takes the tree


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Reproduction

  • A koala as a baby is called a Joey

  • When it is born it cant hear and it has no fur

  • The size of when it is born is a size of a kidney bean

  • Male koalas make a bellowing sound to attract females


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Physical Adaptations

  • It can get windy up in the trees but koalas have thick fur to keep them warm. It is called insulating ability

  • Each paw has five digits to help it grip the trees

  • Rough pads on the palms and soles help it to grip tree trunks

  • On the hind paw, there is no claw on the biggest digit and the third digits are fused together to form a double-clawed digit which is used for grooming purposes, such as for removing ticks.


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Behavioral Adaptations

  • Koalas like to sleep a lot but when they need food they climb 150 feet to get the leaves

  • They may even leap through the air to get to a new tree to get leaves

  • They make billowing sounds to attract females

  • They keep their tree as their home because there are not a lot of trees available to them.


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Physiological Adaptations

  • They have bad vision so they rely on their hearing

  • Its body is lean and muscular and its long, strong limbs support its weight when climbing


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Fun Facts

  • When koalas aren't eating they are sleeping

  • Koalas don’t have nests

  • They wrap themselves into a ball when they sleep

  • Males are larger than females


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