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about koalas

Click here if you want to see koala’s life cycle.

About Koalas

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habitat
Habitat
  • Koalas spend nearly all their time in the trees using their sharp, curved claws and long toes to climb about and to hold on to the tree branches. They sleep most of the day, and feed and move from tree to tree .

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life cycle
Life cycle
  • Breeding season is generally from August to February. During this time the males will be heard bellowing as they compete for females. At this time the young from the previous year are ready to leave their mothers and become independent. Usually a female has one young each year, but may not. About 35 days after mating, a tiny baby called a Joey is born. It is about 2 cm long, breed in some years.

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appearance
Appearance
  • Koalas have soft, thick, grey or brown fur on their backs. The fur on the stomach is white. Koalas that live in the south have thicker fur than those in the north because of the cold winters, whereas the koalas in the northern part of the country live in warm to hot weather most of the year so have thinner fur. A koala has a large, hairless noses and round ears. Koalas don't have tails. Adult koalas measure between 64 to 76 centimetres in length and weigh between 7 and 14 kilograms.

Koala’s in danger!

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koala s in danger
Koala’s in danger!
  • Once people hunted koalas for their fur and by the 1920's the animals were almost extinct. Laws were passed to protect the koalas from hunters, but the koala is still a threatened species, depending on which state it lives in. People have destroyed koalas' habitat by cutting down eucalyptus forests. Koalas also die in bushfires and many koalas are hit by cars on country roads.

Why koalas sleep?

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predators
predators
  • Koalas are hunted by dingoes, wild domestic dogs and foxes. Goannas, wedge-tailed eagles, and large owls are a danger to baby koalas. To escape their enemies, koalas on the ground run to and climb up the nearest tree.

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why koala s sleep
Why koala’s sleep?
  • The reason koalas sleep for much of the day is because eucalyptus leaves are very tough so they use a lot of energy to digest. Sleeping saves energy. Eucalyptus leaves are poisonous to almost every other animal.

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Diet
  • Koalas eat the leaves and young shoots of some kinds of eucalyptus (say you-kul-ip-tus) trees. In Australia there are over 600 species, or kinds, of eucalypts, but koalas only eat about 20 species. Within a particular area, there will be only three or four species of those eucalypts that will be regularly browsed (eaten) by koalas

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Hope you enjoyed.

By Lucy and Estelle.

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breeding
breeding
  • The main characteristics of marsupials which differentiate them from other mammals is that they give birth to immature young which then develop further in a pouch. The word 'marsupial' comes from the Latin word marsupium, meaning 'pouch.' Most, but not all marsupials have a pouch in which to raise their young. The breeding season for koalas runs roughly from September to March. This is a time of increased activity, and sound levels increase as males bellow more frequently. This is also when the young from the previous year are weaning from their mothers.

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