Koalas are very good swimmers.
Koalas prefer to stay relatively close to their home range where they feel comfortable.
The closest relative to the koala is the wombat. It is believed that the two shared the same ancestors 25 million years ago.
The word Koala is an Aboriginal word for “no drink”. Whilst they obtain quite a lot [...]
At one time the Kulin were in the habit of skinning the koalas prior to cooking them, as they did with all their other animals. The koalas resented this treatment, and resolved to be revenged upon the Kulin. One day, when all the people were away from their camp, the koalas seized all the tarnuks, [...]
Australian Aboriginal Legend retold by Agor
A long time ago, animals weren’t animals – they were people. Koobor the koala was a boy. His parents were dead and he lived with relatives in a very dry part of the country, where there was never enough water.
Everyone in the family was given water each evening, but Koobor [...]