Koala babies are called joeys. A newborn joey is only about 2cm long and looks just like a pink jellybean.
Did you know that Koala is actually not a bear? Koalas are Marsupials because they have pouches for the newborn to develop up to 6 months, just like kangaroos!
Koalas are fussy mammals that only eat the eucalyptus leaves that they think are most nutritious and tastiest. However, eucalyptus leaves are poisonous to most animals but Koalas because they can detoxify the chemical through their special fibre digesting organ.
Koalas can consume up to 1kg of the eucalyptus leaves a day and sleep up to 18 hours a day. This is because the only food they would like to eat is not enough to supply them the energy for the whole day.
Are you as fussy as Koala? What is your favourite food and is it able to provide you with the energy for the whole day?