Australia is famous not only for its beauty but also for its wildlife. The country is particularly known for their exceptional koalas. Australians value koalas and this time,  they want to share the joy of having them. In an effort to strengthen the diplomatic relations of Australia and Singapore, Australia will loan their four koalas for a specific period of time.

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Singaporeans are happy of this news because now they can see koalas live without going outside of the country. The koalas are also part of the celebrations of SG50. So, here are details that we should know about koalas:

  • Unveiling: The four koalas are in fact here. The unveiling took place on May 20, 2015 following their quarantine period.

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  • Habitat: The koalas will live at Singapore Zoo for six months before returning to their natural habitat.
  • Food: Koalas do not just eat any grassy things. They will only survive on a eucalyptus leaves diet. We do not have any eucalyptus leaves here so the only solution is for Qantas to fly food for them twice a week.
  • Fun facts: Other people think that koalas are bears. Koalas are not bears and in fact, they are marsupials. Marsupials are born immature and they develop in their mother’s pouch. Koalas are nocturnal animals – they are awake at night and sleep during the day. A young koala is called joey and it stays in their mother’s pouch for six to seven months. Joeys also ride on their mother’s abdomen or back and leaves their home when they reach one to three years old.

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