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'.
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2. Chlamydia can lead to blindness, infertility and death among koalas. Luckily, a vaccine has been successfully tested.
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3. The koala bear is not really a bear, but is really related to the kangaroo and the wombat.
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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.
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5. The koala does not have an external tail.
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6. When kept in captivity, female koalas will often engage in lesbian behaviour.
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7. Koalas sleep for 22 hours a day.
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8. A koalas front paw has two thumb-like fingers and three other fingers.
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9. Koala's are nocturnal animals.
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10. Koalas are excellent swimmers.
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11. Koala's sleep about 18 to 19 hours a day.
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12. The koala's scientific name is Phasclarctos cinereus.
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13. Koala Bears are not bears.
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14. Koalas hug trees to cool off.
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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.
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16. Koalas hug trees to keep cool.
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17. A Koala Bear sleeps 22 hours of every day.
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18. The name Koala comes from an Australian Aboriginal dialect; it means 'animal that does not drink'.
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19. The koala is related to the kangaroo and the wombat.
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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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