How Much Do Koalas Sleep?

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.
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Discussion Comments


About time they switch their diet!


If eucalyptus leaves are toxic, why don't they get sick?

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