koalanoun [ C ]uk /kəʊˈɑː.lə/ us /koʊˈɑː.lə/ also old-fashioned koala bear
- Koalas and monkeys climb trees with their arms.
- Koalas can climb trees that are 30 to 60 meters high.
- Koalas eat eucalyptus leaves.
- Koalas have strong arms and sharp claws to climb trees where they eat and sleep.
- Koalas sleep for most of the day because the weather in Australia can be very hot.
- Koalas weigh 5–14 kilograms.
- Some animals only come from Australia, like the koala and the platypus.
- Some people say the Aborigine word koala means “does not drink,” but this is wrong.
- The government decided to pay money to make a tunnel under the road for the koalas to use.
- The koala gets a lot of water from the plants it eats, but like every animal it also drinks water when it’s thirsty.
- The koala is a very beautiful animal with gray hair and a black nose.
- The koalas needed to go easily and safely from one place to another for food.