Koalas are often called “koala bears” – this is not correct. The Koala is not a bear but a marsupial. The closest relative of koala is a wombat, which also has cute and cuddly appearance, but it’s never called a “wombat bear”
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 [...]