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Koala Bears. By: Alexis Roberts. Scientific name: Phascolarctos cinereus. Found in the eucalypt forests of eastern Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, and the southern part of South Australia. Koala BEars. Length of life: About 20 years.

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koala bears

Koala Bears

By: Alexis Roberts

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Found in the eucalypt forests of eastern Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, and the southern part of South Australia.

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Koala BEars
  • Length of life:About 20 years.
  • Size:Males about 77cm and females about 71cm
  • Weight:southern males about 11.6 kg and southern females 7.8 kgNorthern males about 6.3 kg and northern females about 5 kg
  • Habitat:Eucalypt forests
  • Diet:Eucalyptus trees
  • Gestation:about 35 days
  • Cubs:usually 1 and rarely 2 twins cubs
description
Description
  • Gray soft wool like fur
  • White mainly on the underside
  • Ears have long hairs on the tips
  • Resembles a bear but is actually a marsupial
  • Carries young in pouch
  • Young stays with mother up to a year after its born
facts
Facts
  • Live in individual trees, but they live in groups
  • May mark their trees with scent
  • Sleep 19 hours a day
  • They have finger prints that can be seen under a microscope.
  • Has a slow digestive system which causes them to move slow
  • Almost never go on the ground
why are they endangered
Why are they endangered?
  • Killed for their soft fur
  • Food source for Native Americans
  • Habitat destruction
  • Disease
  • Wild fires
  • Hit by cars
australian koala foundation
Australian Koala Foundation
  • No tree no me!
  • funded approximately $7.5 million on koala research
  • Planted over 10,000 koala food trees
  • Consulted with the developer of a koala-friendly housing development and proved thatkoalas and humans can live in harmony at Koala Beach
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Quiz
  • How long does a baby koala stay with its mother?
  • What is the life span of a koala bear?
  • Where are they located?
  • What Foundation is help to save them?
  • Why are they endangered?