Koala Beer with a big cub


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  • Location: San Diego Zoo, California, United States
  • Source: www.sandiegozoo.org
  • Info: Live webcam showing cuddly Koala Bears at the San Diego Zoo, California, United States.

More info: 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.
Koalas live in southeastern and eastern Australia — in the states of Queensland, new South Wales, South Australia and Victoria — in the eucalyptus forests and woodlands. They live in eucalyptus trees and spend most of their time wedged between forks in the tree's branches. Koalas eat in the trees, sleep in trees and hang out in trees. The only time they leave the trees is to walk to another tree with a better food supply.