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Explore our wide variety of animal facts and learn some fun trivia about our friends in the animal kingdom.

Interesting Information about KoalasFun Koala Facts for Kids

Check out our range of fun koala facts for kids. Learn where koalas live, what they eat, what a baby koala is called and much more.

Read on and enjoy a variety of interesting information about koalas.


  • Koalas are native to Australia.

  • Koalas are not bears.

  • Koala fossils found in Australia have been dated as long ago as 20 million years.

  • Koalas eat eucalypt leaves and almost nothing else.

  • The brain size of modern koalas has reduced substantially from their ancestors, possibly as an adaptation to the low energy they get from their diets.

  • The closest living relative of the koala is the wombat.

  • Koalas have sharp claws which help them climb trees.

  • Koalas have similar fingerprints to humans.

  • Koalas have large noses that are coloured pink or black.

  • Outside of breeding seasons, koalas are quiet animals.

  • A baby koala is called a ‘joey’.

  • Joeys live in their mother’s pouch for around six months and remain with them for another six months or so afterwards.

  • Koalas cannot be kept legally as pets.

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