Koala are marsupial mammals that live in the eastern and southeastern parts of Australia.
Their offspring are born without completing their full development (2-3 cm in length) and their development is completed in their mother’s sac.
They live in their mother’s sac for the first six months. Then they slowly start coming out of the pouch. The mother carries her mother on her back until she is independent.
Koalas spend more than 18 hours of their days sleeping and resting on the trees. They feed on eucalyptus leaves with low nutritional value. The water they need is also covered by eucalyptus leaves. (Consumption of up to 500 Gr eucalyptus leaves per day)
Faced with the danger of extinction, koalas are estimated to have lost 30% of their population after the Australian fire.
Some industrial activities before fires were among the threats to the lives of koalas due to reasons such as cleaning forest areas, car crashes, narrowing of living areas, wild dog attack. With the recent fires, the great loss in their populations and the rapid disappearance of their habitats pose a great danger to the descendants of koalas.