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The KoalaInroduction The koala is the Australian jewel It has very furry ash colored hair a rubbery black nose sharp claws fuzzy ears and a grizzly personality or should I say koalality If you kill a koala youll make a million off their fur They would sell the fur to coat companies and make coats out ofkoala fur Well sadly enough too many people are making millions on koalas Thats why theyre endangered speciesHabitat The koala is distributed along the eastern coastal semi-tropical forests of Australia ranging from north Queensland New South Wales Victoria and a small area in the south of AustraliaBreeding The male koala and the female koala have two very different mating calls When humans reach their sexual maturity at around the age of 14 or 15koalas reach their sexual maturity at the age of two The female produces one baby everyother year The koala almost never produces twins In the females pouch there are twonipples The female koala gives birth after a 20-35 day gestation period When the joeybaby koala is born it is no longer than 2 cm and weighs no more than a 12 gram Thejoey stays in its mothers pouch for 5-7 months The term joey is used when you aretalking about a baby marsupial The mother gives pap to the joey a liquid from thecaecum which is similar to the human organ appendix This is thought to give the joeythe ability to eat only eucalyptus leaves When the joey emerges from the pouch it clingsto its mother for another seven months The joey stays with its mother for another threeor four years until it is fully grownDiet Koalas eat eucalyptus and dont drink water I guess thats how they got their name In the aboriginal language koala means no drinkwater But the koala does drink water only when it is ill Out of the 350 species of eucalyptus the koala can only eat 20 will only
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