Impressive Koala Facts

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1. Koalas communicate with each other by making a noise like a snore and then a belch, known as a 'bellow'.
2. Chlamydia can lead to blindness, infertility and death among koalas. Luckily, a vaccine has been successfully tested.
3. The koala bear is not really a bear, but is really related to the kangaroo and the wombat.
4. Giraffes sleep only 1.9 hours a day in five- to 10-minute sessions. Koalas are the longest-sleeping mammals, sleeping up to 22 hours a day.
5. The koala does not have an external tail.
6. When kept in captivity, female koalas will often engage in lesbian behaviour.
7. Koalas sleep for 22 hours a day.
8. A koalas front paw has two thumb-like fingers and three other fingers.
9. Koala's are nocturnal animals.
10. Koalas are excellent swimmers.
11. Koala's sleep about 18 to 19 hours a day.
12. The koala's scientific name is Phasclarctos cinereus.
13. Koala Bears are not bears.
14. Koalas hug trees to cool off.
15. The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.
16. Koalas hug trees to keep cool.
17. A Koala Bear sleeps 22 hours of every day.
18. The name Koala comes from an Australian Aboriginal dialect; it means 'animal that does not drink'.
19. The koala is related to the kangaroo and the wombat.
20. The koala does not need to drink liquids; it can obtain all of its liquids from eucalyptus leaves which are 50 percent water.

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