I Am Offiically In Love With These Cute Koalas
The Koala is a member of the marsupial family and is the only remaining member of the Phascolarctidae family of animals. The koala lives mainly in coastal regions of eastern and southern Australia. Here, in several pictures, an overview of all things koala - that soft and fluffy animal we've all dreamed of one day cuddling.
Koalas look a lot like teddy bears, but also like wombats, their cousins who also live in Australia.
The koala spends its day eating, sleeping and pooping. They do their business around 150 times a day! WOW!
However, the koala's head is large in comparison to its body. They have a prominent nose and large round ears.
The koala has woolly fur which it looks after regularly. This allows water to slide off it as it does ducks.
Gestation in koalas lasts around 35 days. Young koalas stay with their mothers, who carry them around on their back or in their pouch.
After 18 months the young koala can become independent and separate from the mother but often if the mother doesn't have a younger baby she will keep them with her longer.
If you dream of one day seeing a koala but Oz is a bit far, you can also find them at Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland or at several US zoos.