The Koala bear is a native to Australia. It belongs to the family of Phascolarctidae and this means that the wombats are its closest living relatives. Koala bears are usually found in coastal areas of Australia's southern and eastern regions such as South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. Koala bears are mostly found in woodlands and forests and they to inhabit places with cool temperate and tropical climates, especially if it's close to a nearby creek or stream.
Koalas tend to move slowly to conserve energy. Koalas are tree-dwelling creatures and they spend most of their lives in the treetops. Koalas have unique characteristics, such as fluffy ears, spoon shaped nose and tailless body, that makes it distinguishable by anyone at first sight. One distinguishable characteristic of Koala bear is their fur. It's thick and wooly. The fur protects the Koala from extreme high and low temperatures. Also, the fur acts like a raincoat. The color of the coat may be light gray to dark brown, and the color largely depends on where your Koala is originally from. Koalas from the southern part of Australia have thicker and darker fur compared to the north.