Laziest animal in the animal Kingdom, Koala
Koala: an introduction of a Lazy animal, known as most lazy animal in the world. A little cute animal, basically seems in the branches of trees. It’s known as lazy because a koala can sleep at least 18-20 hours of a day.
Koala generally found in eucalyptus forests of eastern Australia. Any body can call it as eucalyptus animal. Koala is about to 60-85 cm long and about 14 kg in weight. It has a grey fur with cream coloured chest and strong, clawed feet. This clawed feet is perfect match to live in tree branches, where they usually live.
It has tailless body and large head consist of two large round ears. The most interesting is the nose which is spoon shaped.
Most of the people think Koala as a bear. But it’s not a bear. This awesome animals are not bear at all. In fact they are marsupials. They are the group of mammals.
Their closest relatives are Wombats.
An infant koala is called joey. After born, a joey climbs up to its mother’s pouch. During this time it use its strong sense of touch and smell, because they are blind and earless this time. It is a natural instinct which helps to find its way. To grow up and develop a joey needs at most 6 months in the pouch. After then it rides round the mother.
Koala lives in open woodland and their diet is leaves. Especially the eucalyptus leaves are their diet. Koalas have long digestive organ called cecum. That’s why they can easily consume poisonus eucalyptus leaves unharmed. Well this eucalypt diet has limited nutritional and caloric content and that may be the cause they sleep at most 18-20 hours. They rarely drink. It is believed that they get most of their moisture from the leaves they eat, Koala hardly need drink.