Koala Facts – Interesting Facts About Koalas

Facts About Koalas

Koalas have a special digestive system, a long gut measuring 2 meters, packed with micro-organisms that detoxify the leaves.

Koalas have extraordinary sense of smell and select the best tasting leaves only by smelling.

Koalas though live a sedentary lifestyle, they can actually run as fast as rabbit.

Koalas don’t drink water much and they get most of their moisture from the leaves. There are 600 types of eucalyptus trees, but koalas limit their diet to only a dozen of them.

Koalas hug trees to cool off on hot days.

Koalas have fingerprints similar to humans.

Trees with low branching habits are preferred.

Koala’s pregnancy lasts for 35 days.

Kolas benefit the Australian economy. It has created over 9,000 jobs and contributed between $1.1 billion and $2.5 billion per year to tourism in Australia.

Kola’s brain is only 0.2% of its body weight.