Sunday, November 18, 2007

Not a bear, but a marsupial

I have to revisit Australian Animals since my best friend just returned from a trip there. Besides, there are more animals to cover!

Jenn got to pet Koalas while in Australia! I’m jealous. She said they are just as soft as they look. This picture is one she took. (Thanks, Jenn, for the loan.)

Koalas eat eucalyptus leaves, which don’t give them a lot of energy. The spend most of their time sleeping. These marsupials have fingerprints just like humans and primates do!

Click here to hear koalas.

Their closest relative is the wombat--more on that, Monday. For more information on koalas, check out our animal facts on the koala.

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