Koala Facts | Facts about Koala Bears: The koala is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial belonging to Australia. The koala is found in tidal areas of the mainland’s eastern and southern regions, inhabiting New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria. Here are few interesting Koala Facts:
- Koala bears aren’t bears: They’re marsupials.
- Australia has ten times more camels than koalas.
- Due to their small brains, koalas are unable to perform complicated, unfamiliar tasks such as eat leaves off of flat surfaces.
- Darwin proposed the appendix may have been used for digesting leaves. This theory is supported by koala and horse appendixes which do just that.
- Young elephants, koalas, pandas, and hippos eat the faeces of their mothers.
- Koalas hug trees to cool off on hot days.
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Interesting Facts about Koala:
- Female koalas can engage in a lesbian behaviour during Captivity.
- A koala’s brain is only 0.2% of its body weight.
- Australian koalas are in danger of extinction because over half of them have chlamydia.
- There were over 10 million koalas before British settlers arrived in Australia. Now, there are around 43,000 in the wild.
- Koalas store leaves in their cheek pouches to eat them later.
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- Koalas are excellent swimmers.
- A koala’s incubation period lasts 33 to 35 days.
- Koalas in the wild live from 13 to 18 years.
- A Koalas have human-like fingerprints.
- Koalas, Komodo Dragons, Iguanas and most marsupials have a bifurcated penis.
- The Koalas sleep up to 20 hours a day.
These are the various interesting Koala Facts.