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ANIMAL FACT: Koalas sleep for 22hrs a Day, Eat & Mate for the other 2hrs

Koalas spend up to 22 hours a day sleeping. The rest of their time is spent eating & wandering around aimlessly searching for a mate. If they don’t find one, eventually they just give up & go back to sleep.

A koala sleeping.

The koala or, inaccurately, koala bear, is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial native to Australia. It is the only extant representative of the family Phascolarctidae and its closest living relatives are the wombats, which are members of the family Vombatidae.

They always look sleepy.

Koalas are dioecious animals that reproduce sexually. This means there are separate male and female koalas and a male and female are required to sexually mate, fertilization of sperm and egg, to produce offspring. Males attract females through vocal calls. These signals are critical for mating.

Koalas mating.

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