1. Koala bears aren't bears: They're marsupials.
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  2. Koalas sleep up to 20 hours a day.
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  3. Koalas are excellent swimmers.
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  4. Koalas store leaves in their cheek pouches to eat them later.
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  5. Koalas hug trees
    to cool off on hot days.
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  6. Female koalas, when in captivity, can engage in lesbian behaviour.
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  7. Koalas have human-like fingerprints.
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  8. Young elephants, pandas, koalas, and hippos eat the feces of their mothers.
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  9. Australian koalas are in danger of extinction because over half of them have chlamydia.
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  10. Darwin suggested the appendix may have been used for digesting leaves. This theory is supported by koala and horse appendixes which do just that.
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  11. A koala's brain is only 0.2% of its body weight.
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  12. There were over 10 million koalas before British settlers arrived in Australia. Now, there are around 43,000 in the wild.
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  13. Australia has 10 times more camels than koalas.
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  14. Koalas, Iguanas, Komodo dragons and
    most marsupials have a bifurcated penis.
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  15. Koalas
    in the wild
    live from
    13 to 18 years.
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  16. A koala's
    gestation period
    lasts
    33 to 35 days.
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  17. Due to their small brains, koalas are unable to perform complex, unfamiliar tasks such as eat leaves off of flat surfaces.
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