KOALA BEARS AT SAN DIEGO ZOO
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- Location: San Diego Zoo, California, USA
- Source: www.sandiegozoo.org
Live webcam showing cuddly Koala Bears at the San Diego Zoo in California.
The koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is native to Australia. Koalas are marsupials which means that their young are born immature and then develop further in the safety of a pouch. They are nocturnal animals and often sleep up to 18-20 hours each day. An adult koala eats about 1/2 - 1 kilogram of leaves each night. Baby Koalas are known as ‘Joeys'. The Joey stays in its mother’s pouch for about 6 or 7 months, drinking only milk, before it is able to tolerate gum leaves.