Koalas are not bears. They are marsupials or pouched mammals, like kangaroos. So next time you see one, don't call it a "koala bear.
Native Australian animals is a chapter about koalas, kangaroos, wombats and Tasmaninan devils. See stunning Australian wildlife photos taken out in the bush.
koala with baby joey.
Keepers at Australia's Taronga Zoo have been observing Koala mother Lilli Pilli and her joey starting to come down from the treetops to the platform more often for fresh leaves. Joey, about 6 months of age, just recently emerged from her pouch.
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Young koala Thunder couldn't resist saying hello when Carrie climbed past carrying her new joey Matilda! Thanks to keeper Karen for this cuddly snap.
Koala--"hey, he looks just like me.
Koala, Australia Photograph by Gary Brown, Your Shot This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures This little miracle was saved from its dead mother. Taken at The Australian Reptile Park in Australia NSW.