I am a nerdy-nerd when it comes to random fun facts. Every time I watch TV or a movie, I am always there with my phone in hand looking up the random facts on IMDb about the production and each of the main actors. Since I was a kid I have also been really into animal fun facts as well. I used to subscribe to an animal conservation subscription that sent animal fact sheets each month, and I would keep them all in a binder and I memorized them to my ability. It’s a totally nerdy thing to do, right?
I thought I would share my love of fun facts with you all and start off with the adorable koala. They’re adorable looking, but what makes them tick — what do they eat, and are they as cute in personality as they look?
10 Fun Facts About the Koala 1 of 11
Koalas aren't just cute, they're totally interesting too!
Photo credit: adapted from sporkist / Flickr
Iconic Symbol, but Not a Bear 2 of 11
They Sleep At Night! 3 of 11
They Like to be Alone 4 of 11
They’re Kinda Big! 5 of 11
They Have Similar Hands to Us 6 of 11
They Aren’t High 7 of 11
Many say that the koalas sleep so much because they're high off of the leaves they eat, but that's not true! "Most of their time is spent sleeping because it requires a lot of energy to digest their toxic, fibrous, low-nutrition diet and sleeping is the best way to conserve energy." — WildLifeExtra
Photo credit: Webbaliah/Flickr
They Have Many Babies 8 of 11
"Younger breeding females usually give birth to one joey each year, depending on a range of factors. However, not all females in a wild population will breed each year. Some, especially older females, will produce offspring only every two or three years." — WildLifeExtra
Photo credit: indeliblemistakes/Flickr
3-Years-Old and an Adult! 9 of 11
LOUD NOISES! 10 of 11
They’ve Been Around a While! 11 of 11
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Devan is a freelance writer living in Toronto, Ontario with her husband, three kids and expecting baby #4 at the end of this year. Read more from Devan on Babble and “like” Accustomed Chaos on Facebook!