A Koala Joey Grows Up (Baby Animals) by Joan Hewett

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Long ago, there were large forests along Australia’s eastern coast. The forests were thick with eucalyptus trees. Koalas lived in the tall trees. They ate eucalyptus leaves and bark. The native Australians gave these animals their name. ” The animals seldom drink water. They get their water from eucalyptus leaves. When the sun goes down, koalas become active. It is time for them to eat. Koalas can climb up the tallest trees. They also walk on all fours with great speed. Still, these gentle animals spend more time asleep than awake.

30 Koalas need to eat eucalyptus leaves to stay healthy. But more and more people live in Australia. People are cutting down the great eucalyptus forests to make way for towns and farms. Once there were several million koalas. There are probably fewer than 1 million left. People work to save and restore the remaining forests. They want the koalas to survive. You can learn more about their work. com>. More about Wild Animal Parks Mel and her mother live in the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, Australia.

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