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Transcript of Koala bear
By cindy tran
A new born koala is about the size of a jellybean!
Genus- Phascolarctos- only one extant species, the koala
Species- Cinereus- ashen or gray color
Family- Phascolarctidae- has a pouch
Order- Diprotodontia- its 2nd and 3rd toes on its hind feet are fused together
The Northern Koala Bear
Koalas reproduce sexually.
Young are called joeys
At 6-7 months, baby koalas crawls in its mother's pouch
The koala bear's scientific name is Phascolarctos cinereus.
Eukaryote (has a nucleus)
Has a backbone/ spinal cord
Baby inside mom's pouch
Have gray fur
Ready to mate between ages 2 and 3
Attract each other by deep bellowing calls and scents
Pregnancy lasts 35 days
No hair when born----->
Spend 6 months riding on mother's back
Have a large nose to determine which leaves to eat that are not poisonous
Paws are heavily padded for better grip
Digesting food is hard so they sleep 18-22 hours a day to conserve energy
Males have scent glands to mark their territory on a tree
Have dense, wooly fur to protect them from hot/cold weather
Fur is water resistant
Have more fur on its bottom since it sits in a tree all day
About 4,000 koalas are killed each year from cars and dogs
An estimated 80,000 koalas are left in Australia and could be as low as 43,000 due to deforestation and loss of habitat.
Koalas are mostly nocturnal. They sleep around 18-20 hours per day. They are awake at night and asleep during the day.
An adult koala can eat up to half a kilogram or one kilogram of leaves each day. That's about 1.1-2.2 pounds of leaves!
Koalas normally don't drink water. They get water from the eucalyptus leaves they eat
About 80% of koala habitat is already gone
Koalas are picky eaters when it comes to choosing what kinds of eucalyptus leaves it eats
There are over 600 types of eucalyptus leaves to choose from