16 Cool Koala Facts. - Random Facts

Published : 2014-12-28 (over 2 years Ago) - Last updated over 2 years Ago

16 Cool koala facts

Enjoy these fun, incredible, interesting, awesome and random koala facts.

1. There were over 10 million koalas before British settlers arrived in Australia; now, there are around 43, 000 in the wild.
2. Chlamydia can lead to blindness, infertility and death among koalas. Luckily, a vaccine has been successfully tested.
3. Koalas are excellent swimmers.
4. Giraffes sleep only 1.9 hours a day in five to 10 minute sessions. Koalas are the longest sleeping mammals, sleeping up to 22 hours a day.
5. One Direction were once worried they caught chlamydia after a koala urinated on them.
6. Koalas hug trees to cool off.
7. Australian koalas are in danger of extinction because over half of them have chlamydia.
8. In Australia, there are ten times more camels than koalas.
9. Koalas sleep for 22 hours a day.
10. The koala does not need to drink liquids; it can obtain all of its liquids from eucalyptus leaves which are 50 percent water.
11. When kept in captivity, female koalas will often engage in lesbian behaviour.
12. Young elephants, pandas, koalas, and hippos eat the feces of their mothers.
13. The koala bear is not really a bear, but is really related to the kangaroo and the wombat.
14. A Koala Bear sleeps 22 hours of every day.
15. Koala Bears are not bears.
16. The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.
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