About the Koala
The koala is sometimes called the "koala bear", but they're not related to the bear. The koala is a marsupial. The scientific name for the koala is Phascolarctos cinereus. The population of the koala is between 10,000-15,000. The koala is closely related to the opossums, kangaroos, and the wombats. The average weight of the female koala is 10 kilograms and the average weight of the male is 13.5 kilograms. The average koala is around 84 cm. long. The koala has hairy ears. The ears have stripes of white on them. Their noses are large to go with their large heads. Koala babies are no bigger than a jelly bean. It takes 25-30 days for a baby koala to be born. The babies weigh around 5.5 grams at birth. The koala eats Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus is a tree that you can find in Australia.