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KOALA BEARS Koala Characteristics: They weigh anywhere from 10-30 pounds
Their height varies to 74 cm to 82cm (males) and 72cm to 73 cm (females)
Their fur is so thick that its almost water proof
Their fur is a light toned gray color
Has two black eyes and a black nose Habitat Koalas habitats are starting to be endangered by humans cutting down the trees for farming. They live in Eucalyptus forests, but motley live in the trees. They live in inland's, and south eastern coastlines of Australia. They are mostly found in New South Wales, Queensland, and parts of south Australia. Koalas highly depend on the Eucalyptus forests
for not only living space, but for their food. Role in food chain Predators of the Koala included: humans, dingos, lizards, and some owls. Koalas eat Eucalyptus leaves, and on some occasions they eat, tea tree, paperbark, and pine species, but its not normally part of their diet. Fun Fact: Koalas are known to be very picky eaters and normally resort to only Eucalyptus leaves Special Adaptations Koala bears have one major adaption, their feet. The Koalas feet are created as if they had two opposable thumbs on each paw. On the hind paws, a Koala has one opposable digit, and two more grasped together. These are used for a better grip, and to improve the Koala's travel through the forest. Is your animal an ectotherm or endotherm? A Koala is endothermic How many heart chambers? A Koala has four heart chambers What is the average life span of a Koala? 14 to 18 years How does a Koala maintain homeostasis? They have a balanced stable internal conditions
to keep an internal body temp., they use conserving strategies like panting, shivering, and seeking shade during hot temps. How do they move? How fast? Move on all four legs
Efficient climbers
Move quickly on ground How does it obtain food and oxygen? Koalas breathe through their noses and mouths to receive
oxygen. To receive food, They reach out to grab leaves with their paws, which have opposable thumbs. (which enable them to grip their food) Koala Reproduction Gestation period- 35 days

Number born- one

Birth size- 19 mm long, and weighs
5.5 grams

Born without- They are born without
vision, hearing, and hair (fur)

How long with mother- At one they start their independent life

How long does it stay in the mothers pouch-
seven months Basic information: Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Animalalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Diprotodonita
Family: Phascolarctidae
Genus: Phascolarctos
Species: P. cinereus FUN FACTS !!!!!!!!!!! THEIR SCENT GLANDS ARE LIKE PANDAS
A BABY KOALA IS CALLED AA B JOEY
FOSSILS IN AUSTRALIA OF KOALAS DATE BACK TO 20 MILLION YEARS AGO
KOALAS ARE NOT BEAR
THE NAME KOALA MEANS ANIMAL THAT DOES NOT DRINK Another adaption is their stomach. Koalas have special stomachs. Eucalyptus is poisonous to most animals, but a Koala's stomach breaks down the poisonous leaves
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