Koalas are natives of Australia, a beautiful place with beautiful animals. Baby koalas are undoubtedly one of the cutest in the world! Koalas love eating, sleeping, sitting – I’d call them lazy now, by the way. They obtain their water supply solely from trees and barks. Read up to find out interesting facts about koalas and how exquisite of an animal they are!
Koalas love eating but they are selective eaters. They like eating eucalyptus leaves which doesn’t give them the nutrition that’s needed to stay active and agile. I guess this is why they are so lazy! Their butts are like rock solid support (obviously because they sit all day!).
Koalas sleep for about 18 hours every day! I wish I had that kind of leisure. Stress is harmful for koalas as well. Chlamydia disease is caused due to excessive stress and can result in blindness and infections.
They aren’t noisy creatures in general but they can scream just like us. Also, Koalas love cuddles and the only time koalas move is when they want to get food.
They are solitary animals and move individually within the home range of a dozen trees. They can leap a tree in 2 metre bounds when scared.
Koalas are losing their homes rapidly due to excessive tree cutting. Since there are less trees left, the koalas come on roads and get hit by vehicles, are attacked by dogs and sometimes die due to diseases , thus their population is degrading day by day. Many koalas also died in the massive fire in Australian forests.