Two koalas

Two koalas

The koala (Phascolarctos) is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial native to Australia. Along with kangaroos, koalas are iconic symbols of the continent.

The koala has a body length of 60-85 cm (24-33 in) and weighs 4-15 kg (9-33 lb).

They typically inhabit open eucalypt woodlands, and the leaves of these trees make up most of their diet. Because this eucalypt diet has limited nutritional and caloric content, koalas are largely sedentary (a sedentary lifestyle is a type of lifestyle involving little or no physical activity), they move really slow and sleep up to 20 hours a day.

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