The koala is perhaps the best-loved of all Australia's marsupial, or pouched, mammals. Although it is rather bear-like in appearance, its nearest relatives are the opossums. 

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Image: Koala by Justin Brown

Infomation sourced from:

Koalaexpress (2015), KOALA FACTS [online], Available from: http://www.koalaexpress.com.au/facts1.htm [accessed 01/07/2015].

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (2015), Phascolarctos cinereus [online], Available from: http://www.iucnredlist.org/search [accessed 01/07/2015].

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