Did you know?
often called the "koala bear," this cuddly animal is
not a bear at all; it is a marsupial, or pouched mammal. After
birth, a female carries a single baby in its pouch for about six
months. When the infant emerges, it rides on its mother's back
or clings to her belly, accompanying her everywhere until it is
about a year old. Koalas need a lot of space—about
100 trees per animal—a pressing problem as Australia's woodlands
continue to shrink.
Time for a rest, let's go.