The koala is a small animal that lives in trees. It is a native animal of Australia.
The adult male Koala is called a buck. The adult female is called a doe. A young koala is a joey.
There are two types of koalas.
The southern koala is found around the state of Victoria and up to the bottom of New South Wales. Then there’s a sort of a gap between where koalas are found until you get to Queensland. These koalas are called the northern koalas and are a lot smaller.
Find out more about this amazing animal and learn the answers to these questions:
In what way are a koala's eyes like a cat's eyes?
Does the koala thumb have a claw?
What sounds do koalas make?
Is a koala a bear?
How much water do koalas usually need?
Learn what a koala looks like, where it lives, what it eats, what eats it, how babies are born, and other fun facts.
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