read about koalas.
live for around 15 years. They live in
the eastern and southern parts of Australia.
are fussy eaters. They only eat eucalyptus
leaves (gum leaves). There are hundreds
of different kinds of eucalyptus (gum)
trees, but koalas will only eat 12 different
appear to be very lazy because they sleep
all day. They are usually awake at night.
Surprisingly, they are very fast runners
and good swimmers!
koalas stay in their mother's pouch until
they are 5 months old. After that they
leave the pouch, but they come back to
rest and drink milk. When they are 7 months
old they start to ride on their mother's
back. They put their head into the pouch
sometimes to have a drink! They become
independent when they are around 12 months