Koala             Scientific Name: Phascolarctos cinerus

Koalas spend half of their day eating their favourite leaves - Eucalyptus, of course! Koalas are native to the Eucalyptus forests of Eastern Australia and are introduced to New South Wales, too. And believe it or not, - their closest living relatives are the wombats! Matthew's Animals found three extinct subspecies of koala; Nimiokoala, Litokoala and Giant Koala. Giant Koalas are much more rounded then the koalas today.

Territory: Eastern Australia, New South Wales

Food: Eucalyptus Leaves

Status: Least Concern, yet numbers are decreasing