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- Koalas aren't bears as many people believe. They aren't even related to bears. Koalas are marsupials.

- Koala's life span is 10 to 12 years.

- Koalas can bite or scratch when being handled.

- An adult Koala will eat about 500 g of leaves a day.

- The eucalyptus leaf is poisonous to other animals.

- The baby Koala is called a joey.

- Koalas have 5 digits on each front paw.

- Koalas have a 200 cm long fibre-digesting organ called a caecum. The caecum contains millions of bacteria which break down the euclayptus fibre into substances easier to absorb.