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Here Are 15 Photos Of Sleepy Koalas To Help You Survive Monday

Shhhhhhhh....Relax. Now with added koala facts!

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1. The word Koala means “No Water”

This word was specifically given to the animal because the native inhabitants of the Australia found that koalas don't drink too much water.
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This word was specifically given to the animal because the native inhabitants of the Australia found that koalas don't drink too much water.

2. Koalas are fussy eaters.

They use their sense of smell to detect and eat only the best eucalyptus leaves.
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They use their sense of smell to detect and eat only the best eucalyptus leaves.

3. Eucalyptus leaves are poisonous to other animals.

But koalas have special bacteria in their stomachs that break down the toxic oils.
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But koalas have special bacteria in their stomachs that break down the toxic oils.

4. Due to the diet, koalas naturally have low energy levels.

Which is why they are always sleepy.
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Which is why they are always sleepy.

5. Koalas are very territorial.

Koalas define their territories by making scratch marks on trees; males also secrete a sticky brown substance from a scent gland in their chests that they rub on the bark.
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Koalas define their territories by making scratch marks on trees; males also secrete a sticky brown substance from a scent gland in their chests that they rub on the bark.

6. Koalas can live for 10-15 years.

7. They only have a few natural predators.

Including dingoes, large owls, eagles, and goannas. But now dogs, cars and a loss of habitat (due to bushfires and land development) are a threat much more serious than predators.
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Including dingoes, large owls, eagles, and goannas. But now dogs, cars and a loss of habitat (due to bushfires and land development) are a threat much more serious than predators.

8. Koalas aren't bears.

They are marsupials. Even though they do look like cuddly teddy bears.
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They are marsupials. Even though they do look like cuddly teddy bears.

9. Unlike kangaroo, koala's pouch is "located towards the bottom of their bodies".

Butt-pouch!
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Butt-pouch!

10. Koala babies are called joeys.

When the joey is born, it is only 2 cm long.
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When the joey is born, it is only 2 cm long.

11. Male koalas weigh from 9 to 18 kg.

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12. Male koalas have the loudest voice among all the Australian animals

13. Koalas can suffer from chlamydia.

14. Koalas have two thumbs on their front paws.

It helps them grab branches and trees. Their feet literally are designed for an easier comfier sleep!
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It helps them grab branches and trees. Their feet literally are designed for an easier comfier sleep!

15. Koalas are mostly nocturnal.

Which is why we get so many cute photos of them catching up on some sleep during the day.
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Which is why we get so many cute photos of them catching up on some sleep during the day.

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