Koala

Phascolarctos cinereus

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

Koalas range in colour from light to dark grey across their back, with white fur on the underbelly. Their hands and feet are well developed with pointed claws which are used for climbing trees.

The males have a brown stripe down the centre of their chest; this is a scent gland that they use to mark their territory whilst the females have a pouch. Koalas are found in a variety of habitats, from open forests to woodlands.

WHAT THEY EAT

Koalas feed predominately on the leaf of Eucalypts. These leaves have a high water content of 60-80%, which means koalas do not normally need to drink.

BREEDING

Koalas are solitary animals, only coming together to mate. Breeding season is September through to February. Loud bellowing is used during this period by both sexes but predominately by males. The females raise the young.

  • Location

    Dark green indicates where the Koala can be found