K is for Koala
Koalas are considered vulnerable to extinction—just a step above endangered—and reports indicate that between 350 and a thousand koalas were found dead after the recent devastating fires of northern New South Wales. The population was already in decline before the fires there are only 2,000 to 8,000 koalas in the wild. The population of koalas has dropped by 90% in less than a decade due to destruction of their native habitat. Koalas can only live in one place in the world, Australia. The koala only eats Eucalyptus leaves and it eats so many leaves, it smells like the leaves.
The koala is related to the kangaroo and the wombat and is a marsupial mammal.
The reason the koala is called a koala bear is because the koala looks like a teddy bear.
Koalas also communicate with each other by making a noise like a snore and then a belch, known as a "bellow". I felt the need to include them after all they’ve been through and because they are gorgeous!