How long do koalas live ?

Most of their life koalas are on trees where they eat, sleep and multiply. At this time, scientists do not know the exact information about the life expectancy of these animals in nature, but judging by the koalas of different zoos, on average, koalas live from 13 to 15 years.

Unfortunately, at present koalas are on the verge of extinction. At the beginning of the 20th century millions of koalas were exterminated by man for the sake of valuable fur. And now came the very moment when you should pay much attention to the problem of preserving this unique order of animals. A large number of scientific research programs have been created in the world to protect these fascinating marsupials and their habitat. In Australia, to prevent the death of koalas under the wheels of cars stretch artificial lianas created from ropes, connecting the two trees together. And these lovely fluffy animals with pleasure use such bridges.

The koalas do not have a layer of subcutaneous fat, which can protect them from the cold. Firstly, if the temperature is too low, they are rescued by wool (fur is water repellent), and secondly, in order to retain heat, their circulation, like people’s, slows down.

Koala is considered almost the most defenseless and harmless animals in the world. They do not attack anyone and do not know how to protect themselves. If they hurt them, they will run away at best, they will probably not be beaten back and bitten, most likely.