Koala Facts

If you want some fast Koala facts, then you have come to the right place. These are adorable creatures that you will just want to cuddle.

Read on to find out some interesting things about these Australian animals that I bet you didn't know.



  • They are the only mammal other than primates to have fingerprints

  • Its closest living relative is the Wombat

  • Koalas have a very low metabolic rate which means they need to sleep for between 16-18 hours every day.

  • A baby Koala lives inside its mummy’s pouch for at least 6 months and is called a joey. This is the same name for a baby Kangaroo too.

  • Eucalyptus leaves are highly toxic to many other species. It is very low in protein and high in indigestible substances.

  • Each Koala eats between 200 and 500g of Eucalyptus leaves per day

  • A Koala can weigh between 6kg and 14kg. A key Koala fact is that the females are smaller and weigh less. Those from colder areas also weigh more as they have more fur to keep them warm.

  • Koalas have excellent balance and strong limbs to support their weight and help them climb.

  • Koala bears have a keen sense of smell. They use it to tell the difference between the leaves and make sure they don’t eat anything poisonous.

  • The average life span of a Koala bear is 10 years but those living near busy roads tend to only make it to 3 years.


  • Koala Facts. The Chlamydia bacteria is a disease that can kill Koalas. leads to blindness and infertility in females

  • It is estimated that there are less than 100,000 Koalas in Australia

  • A baby Kola (joey) is only 2 cm long when it is born. It is also blind and hairless.



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