The koala resembles a bear, but is actually a marsupial, a special kind of mammal which carries its young in a pouch. Koala's fur is thick soft and pleasant to touch. Ears have long white hairs on the tips. Koalas weigh about 30 pounds and on average grow to be 2 feet tall.
Like a Kangaroo , the Koala produces a baby called a "joey", which is blind, hairless, less than one inch long and weighs less than 1 gram. It crawls into its mothers pouch and attaches itself to one of the two teats and stays there drinking milk for the next six months.
Koalas can live as long as 17 years in an undisturbed habitat.