Amazing Climbers, Hands Down
With two opposite thumbs on each hand, sharp claws, and very strong arms, koalas are perfectly adapted for life in trees.
Koalas also have a special cartilage plate in their back-sides to help them sit comfortably on branches.
Scientific classification: Marsupial
Conservation status: Vulnerable
Diet: Herbivore – gum leaves.
Lifespan: Captivity – about 13 years.