General Description

Body fur grey-brown. Face circular with a large black nose. Body up to 90 cm long. No tail. Males make a loud, low grunting sound.

Biology

Koalas are agile climbers with sharp claws. Their diet is almost entirely eucalypt leaves. They sleep most of the day and are active for about four hours at night. Koalas are mostly solitary but can be seen in large groups where densities are high.

Distribution

Eastern mainland Australia. Previously extinct in South Australia, but now re-introduced.

Habitat

Eucalypt woodlands and forests.

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