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    • The Koala! By: Brandon Curtis
    • Taxonomy
      • Kingdom: Animal
      • Phylum: Vertibrata
      • Class: Mammalia
      • Order: Diprotodontia
      • Family: Phascolarctidae
      • Genus: Phascolarctos Cinereus
    • Size & Weight
      • The average head-body length for a male is 30.7 in., while females are only 28 in.
      • The average weight for a male is 26lbs.
      • The average weight for a female is 17lbs.
      • A newborn koala only weighs 0.5 grams at birth
      • Koalas have thick, wooly fur that varies between individuals and age. Their fur is the thickest of marsupials.
    • Diet
      • Koalas have a low-energy diet of eating eucalyptus leaves.
      • They rarely drink water because they obtain most of it from the leaves. The name, koala, means “no drink”.
      • Koalas don't get high from the leaves, but they do sleep 18-22hrs a day.
    • Lifespan
      • The average lifespan for a wild koala is 10 years.
      • In suburban areas, it can vary from a few months to 10 years because of cars, pets, and other factors
      • The oldest koala, named Sarah, lived to be 23!
    • Mating
      • Their gestation period lasts 34-36 days
      • In captivity, female koalas indulge in lesbian sex sessions with up to five koalas. Some say it attracts the males, and others say it relieves stress.
    • Works Cited
      • Information: Http://koalas.org/koala-info.html
      • Http://www.savethekoala.com/koalasfaqs.html
      • Http://koalas.org/lesbian.html
      • Pictures: www.acuteaday.com
      • Http://koalas.org/koalamunch.html
      • Http://thehostess.wordpress.com