Animal of the Week!

Did you know baby koalas are called ‘Joeys’?

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Koalas live in eucalyptus trees found in forest areas and are native to Australia. They are herbivores as their diet consists of mainly eucalyptus leaves which are toxic to most animals. A common misconception is that this charming animal is a bear but it’s actually a marsupial like kangaroos! The IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) classifies koalas as ‘vulnerable’ and their main threat is habitat loss.

More information:

https://www.savethekoala.com/about-koalas/interesting-facts

http://eol.org/pages/128425/overview

http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/16892/0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koala#Conservation_issues

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