Koala – Scientific name: Phascolarctos cinereus
Koalas spend a staggering 18-22 hours a day sleeping. This isn’t because they are lazy but because of their diet. Koalas eat eucalyptus leaves which are toxic and require a lot of processing to get a small amount of energy. If your lucky to spot one you might get a wink but that’s as much as you should expect from this laid back celebrity. On a serious note Koalas habitat has become increasingly under pressure by land clearing so stop cutting down trees Australia !
Conservation status: Vulnerable