Koalas are cute creatures that belong to Marsupials (sub-type of mammals). They are native to Australia and live in eucalyptus forests. Number of koalas is drastically reduced due to habitat loss. 80% of koala habitat is already destroyed. Despite that, they are still not on the list of endangered species.
Though often called the koala “bear,” this cuddly animal is not a bear at all; it is a marsupial, or pouched mammal. After giving birth, a female koala carries her baby in her 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.