Koalas sleep at least 18 hours and up to 22 hours each day due to their slow metabolism and to conserve energy. Their diet takes a lot of energy to digest and consists of eucalyptus leaves that are high in toxins and low in nutrition.
More about koalas:
- It is illegal to have a koala as a pet anywhere in the world.
- The official name for a baby koala is a “joey”.
- Koalas smell like eucalyptus which acts as a natural insect repellent.