Animal of the day – 8/25/2010 – The Koala


The animal of the day is the Koala. (Did you know: Like kangaroos, koala babies are called joeys! Koala’s sleep 18-20 hours a day! That is ridiculous. Their name comes from the aboriginal word for ‘no water’, and it’s because you never see a koala drink! It gets all the water it needs from the eucalyptus plants it eats. Koalas are also the only non-primate animal that has opposable thumbs!)

And yes, koalas love cuddling.