Koalas Facts for Kids – 5 Cool Facts about Koalas

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Updated on: Educator Review By: Michelle Connolly

Koalas spend most of their lives sleeping! Would you like to know more about the koalas? Let’s learn five cool koalas facts for kids.

Koalas Facts for Kids Fact Number 1: Fingerprints

Did you know that other than Humans and other primates Koalas are the ONLY other animal with fingerprints? And if that wasn’t enough they also have completely individual patterns on their noses too!

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Koala on a wood trunk

Koalas Facts for Kids Fact Number 2: Strong Cartilage

If you had to sit in a tree all day, wouldn’t it be nice to have a cushion to sit on? Well koalas basically do! They have loads of extra strong cartilage at the end of their spines (their bums!) so they can sit in the trees nice and comfy!

Koalas Facts for Kids Fact Number 3: Pockets

Koalas have POCKETS TOO! Koalas are marsupials so their babies are born and live inside their mother’s pouch until they fully develop. And after spending 6 months in their pocket, they spend the next 6 months riding on either their mothers back or abdomen.

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Koala bears on a tree trunk

Koalas Facts for Kids Fact Number 4: Wombat

There’s nothing like Koalas! Because of the way they evolved, Koalas’ closest relative is the wombat and even then it is very distantly related. That’s why there’s not much else on the planet that looks anything like a koala!

Koalas Facts for Kids Fact Number 5: Marking Their Territory

Koalas live alone most of the time, so they have their own little boundaries that zall the other koalas in the area respect! What’s really weird though is that the male koala has a glad on their chest that lets out a sticky substance that they rub on trees to mark their territory, imagine how dirty your t-shirt would get!

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Koala on brown tree branch

We hope you enjoyed learning more things about koalas as much as we loved teaching you about them. Now that you know how majestic this animal is, you can move on to learn about other animals and birds like: Bats, Bears, Peacocks and Hamsters.

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