Koalas live in eastern and southern forests of Australia. They only eat eucalyptus leaves. Because this eucalypt diet has limited nutritional and caloric content, koalas are largely sedentary and sleep up to 20 hours a day. Like all Australian marsupials, baby koalas have a rough beginning. At birth they are no larger than a quarter and have no vision or hearing. Baby koala depends on its powerful arms and keen sense of smell to guide it on the long journey to the pouch. Baby koalas stay for the first six to seven months of their lives in their mum's pouch. The young baby koalas are called joeys.
A long time ago, koalas were burrowing animals similar to the wombat. One of the koala's unique adaptations is a downward-facing pouch. Mothers are able to tighten the pouch with a specialised, drawstring-like muscle. Although koalas eventually stopped burrowing and started living in trees, this island adaptation didn't change their primitive pouches.
I think they are very cute and I could watch them all day long. What do you think dear Atria? Do you like koalas?