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Did you know?
In Aborigine language, the word 'koala' means 'no water'. Koalas get most of their moisture from eucalyptus leaves, an adult koala eats about half a kilogram to one kilogram of leaves each night. They are mostly nocturnal, they sleep for up to 18-20 hours per day. Most of their time is spent sleeping because it requires a lot of energy to digest their toxic, fibrous, low-nutrition diet and sleeping is the best way to conserve energy.
Koalas are marsupials which means that their young are born immature and they develop further in the safety of a pouch. Baby koalas are known as Joeys. When the Joey is born, it's only about 2centimetres long, is blind and furless and its ears are not yet developed. The Joey stay in its mother's pouch for about 6-7months, drinking only milk and they leave its mother's home range between 1and 3years old, depending on when the mother has her next Joey.