Beary Common Misconception
A common myth is that koalas are bears due to their similar appearance. However, koalas are pouched mammals called marsupials, and give birth to live, underdeveloped young called joeys. The correct name is simply ‘koala’.
To see this species in the wild, we suggest Mt Gravatt Conservation Reserve, Queensland.
LIFESPAN: Up to 15 years
WEIGHT: Up to 14.9kg
LENGTH: Up to 82cm
REPRODUCTION: Live birth
1Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act