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Koalas, which are not bears at all, do not necessarily have harsh living conditions, althoug it is true that they sometimes endure terrible heatwaves in southern Australia, which often lead to devastating bushfires.

It lives mostly within the temperate zones. Its habitat is eucalypt woodland and bushland, but of the several hundred species of eucalyptus ("gum trees"), koalas prefer about 60 varieties, with their specific preferences being limited to a couple of dozen. After that, there are still just one or two key species that a koala population must have to thrive, even if the number of trees of that species is only small.

Koalas live in cool temperate zones, right up to hot, sub-tropical zones. They live in eucalyptus trees and are mostly nocturnal and eat certain types of eucalypt leaves exclusively. They are particular to Eastern Australia. Koalas live in a range of habitats, as long as there are abundant eucalyptus trees of the sort they prefer. They are found on coastal islands, tall eucalypt forests, bushland and low woodlands inland.

Koalas spend most of their time nestled in the branches of their favoured trees. They do not shelter in tree hollows or nests, but sit comfortably wedged in between tree branches.

Koalas are not found in rainforests, nor in grasslands or deserts. These biomes do not support the eucalyptus trees which koalas favour. They are also not found in Alpine or snowy regions.
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Why can't a koala bear live in the US?

Koalas are indigenous to Australia and live in tropical to temperate eucalypt forest and woodlands and can be found along the eastern and south-eastern coastal regions. They live in eucalyptus trees and are mostly nocturnal and eat certain types of eucalypt leaves exclusively.. Some US zoos are capable of growing the necessary eucalypt leaves to feed them, but these trees do not occur naturally in the USA.. PS - The koala is not a bear.

Where do koalas live?

Country and Continent The Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is a marsupial mammal (not a bear). It is endemic to the continent of Australia , meaning that it is not found on any other continent or island group. Koalas, while extremely vulnerable to human intervention and habitat loss, enjoy some areas of healthy population in the eastern mainland states. Under the Federal Conservation Act, the species is listed as inhabiting four states: . Queensland - They are considered to be common throughout this state, except throughout the southeast, where their conservation status is "vulnerable". . New South Wales - Officially koalas are listed as vulnerable in this state, but their status varies within local regions from "secure" to "locally extinct". . South Australia - Koalas were completely wiped out in South Australia by the 1920s, but there have been recent, successful attempts to recolonise southeastern parts of the state, and these colonies are thriving. They can be seen in areas of the Adelaide Hills and the Fleurieu Peninsula. Attempts to create a self-sustaining koala population on Kangaroo island (off the southern coast) have been highly successful, and there is almost an "overpopulation" problem there, due to their protected status and the absence of natural predators. . Victoria - The Koala is common in this state and is considered to be a booming population. This is one of the areas where koalas seem to have a stable population, both on the mainland and on a number of offshore islands. Koalas have also recently been introduced into selected national parks in Western Australia. These colonies are succeeding, with new joeys being observed each year. Habitat and Ecosystem The koala lives mostly within the temperate zones of Australia. Its habitat is eucalypt woodland and bushland , but of the several hundred species of eucalyptus ("gum trees"), koalas prefer about 60 varieties, with their specific preferences being limited to a couple of dozen. Koalas are particular to Eastern Australia, and can be found along the eastern and south-eastern coastal regions. They live in cool temperate zones, right up to hot, sub-tropical zones. Koalas live in a range of habitats, as long as there are abundant eucalyptus trees of the sort they prefer. They are found on coastal islands, tall eucalypt forests, bushland and low woodlands inland. Koalas spend most of their time nestled in the branches of their favoured trees. They do not shelter in tree hollows or nests, but sit comfortably wedged in between tree branches. Koalas are not found in rainforests, nor in grasslands or deserts. These biomes do not support the eucalyptus trees which koalas favour. They are also not found in Alpine or snowy regions. To see a map of where koalas are found in Australia, see the related link. Trees Koala bears live in the wild (and in zoos) in Australia and in zoos in other nations. Koala bears are native to Australia. They are not actually bears,however. In reality, they are marsupials, like wombats andkangaroos.

Why cant the koala bear live in America?

The koala is not a bear. . Koalas are indigenous to Australia and live in tropical to temperate eucalypt forest and woodlands and can be found along the eastern and south-eastern coastal regions. They live in eucalyptus trees and are mostly nocturnal and eat certain types of eucalypt leaves exclusively.. Some US zoos are capable of growing the necessary eucalypt leaves to feed them, but these trees do not occur naturally in the USA.

Are koala bears really bears?

No. A koala isn't a bear at all,nor even remotely related. It is a marsupial, whereas a bear is a placental mammal. "Koala bear" is just a nickname given to the marsupial by non-Australians.

How do koalas live?

Koala are endemic to Australia, living in eastern and southern Australia, with a few new colonis introduced to Western Australia (where they once lived, but are no longer found naturally). They do not live in Tasmania, Australia's southern island state. Koalas are not bears at all, nor are they related to the bear family. Koalas are arboreal (tree-dwelling) marsupials which are specially adapted to live in trees. Koalas have very strong claws suitable for gripping trees and climbing. The shape and design of their fingers enables them to act like opposable thumbs. Between their first and second "fingers" is a large gap, which enables them to also grip tree branches comfortably, whilst their hind legs have one toe set at a wide angle. They also have toes with thick pads which enable them to sit comfortably in a tree all day. Koalas are found most commonly in temperate bushland consisting mostly of eucalyptus trees. They do not live in tropical areas. They feed on only a few types of gum leaves from which they get all nutrients and water requirements. Koalas will not eat all types of eucalyptus, feeding on just 14 species as their primary food source, specifically, the subgenus Symphyomyrphus. They also occasionally eat the gum tree blossoms, and sometimes the bark. Baby koalas, called joeys, are born extremely undeveloped, like all marsupial young. They crawl by instinct, drawn by the scent of mothers' milk, to the backwards-facing pouch, where they latch onto a teat and remain, secured in place by the teat which swells in their mouth. Joeys drink mother's milk during their first 6-7 months of life. After 30 weeks, the mother produces a substance called pap, a specialised form of the mother's droppings which, having passed through her digestive system, give the joey the enzymes it needs to be able to start digesting the tough gum leaves, making an easier transition for the baby koala to start eating eucalyptus leaves. Koalas live in complex social communities where there is a dominant male. Territorial disputes occur (and can be heard at night through guttural grunts in suburban areas where koalas may live) when a younger male is trying to assert his dominance. Koalas have a number of trees in their home range, which may overlap with other koalas' trees, but they can peacefully occupy the same tree within their range. Apart from that, although they live in communities, they do not have a great deal of interaction with each other, except during breeding season. The main threats to koalas are habitat loss, and the introduction of domestic pets, especially dogs.

Do bears eat koala bears?

Koalas are not bears.. Bears might eat koalas, but I doubt a bear has ever seen a koala. Koalas are indigenous to Australia and there are no bears in Australia.

Why can't the koala bear live in America?

A koala bear can live in America, but only in a setting where theyare fed and protected. Koalas eat only eucalyptus which is notfound in sufficient quantities in the U.S.

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They form an endospore. An endospore is a thick cell wall that helps protect them. Endospores enable bacteria to lie dormant for extended periods of time when the environment is unfavorable (such as extreme temperatures, radiation, extreme pH levels, extreme pressures and harmful chemical agents). Then, when the environment becomes more favorable, the endospore can reactivate itself to the vegetative state.

How are cactus' able to live under such harsh conditions?

Cacti have adapted to extremely arid and/or semi-arid hot environments. They show a wide range of features which conserve water. Their stems have adapted to become photosynthetic and succulent, while the leaves have become the spines for which cacti are well known. The bodies of many cacti are thick and have water-retentive tissue Most cacti have a short growing season and long dormancy. They also have the ability to form new roots quickly. Two hours after rain following a relatively long drought, root formation begins in response to the moisture.

Does the Koala Bear live in the taiga?

The koala is not a bear, and it does not live in the taiga. Taiga is essentially coniferous forest. Koalas rely on eucalyptus trees for food and shelter, not conifers, and eucalyptus trees are found in native Australian bushland.

Why are koalas called a koala bear?

Koala is aborigional for no drink wich is a good name for the mainly because they don't drink as much cause they get hydration from the eucalyptus leaves that they eat

What are koala bears?

First and foremost, koalas are not bears. The Koala ( Phascolarctos cinereus ) is a marsupial mammal and is indigenous to Australia. Its closest relative is the wombat. Koalas are indigenous to Australia and live in tropical to temperate eucalypt forest and woodlands. They can be found along the eastern and south-eastern coastal regions. Koalas live in eucalyptus trees and eat only a few types of gum leaves from which they get all nutrients and water requirements. Eucalyptus leaves are tough, toxic and low in nutrition, but the koala has developed a digestive system which is capable of removing the toxins and extracting the maximum nutrition. The koala must eat over a kilogram of leaves per day to meet its energy requirements. Eucalyptus leaves contain approximately 50% water, 18% fibre, 13% tannins, 8% fat, 5% carbohydrates, 4% protein and 2% minerals. Koalas have been seen feeding in 120 kinds of eucalypt tree including Manna Gum, Swamp Gum, Blue Gum, Forest Red Gum and Grey Gum. Koalas are marsupials, that is, pouched mammals, meaning that the young are born extremely undeveloped, and most of their development occurs in the mother's pouch. Koalas have a woolly light to dark grey fur with brown and white patches and a cream belly. They have a broad head with small eyes, large furry ears and a distinctive large black nose. Females have two teats and a rear opening pouch. Mature males have a brown stain on their chest, the result of a gland which produces an orange coloured discharge. This is used to mark the trees the male climbs by rubbing this gland against the base of the tree and the trunk. This is believed to be territorial behaviour, and to attract females ready for mating.

How is a koala bear not a bear?

A koala is called a "koala" It is NOT a bear, nor even remotely related. It is a marsupial, whereas a bear is a placental mammal. "Koala bear" is just a nickname given to the marsupial by non-Australians.

Koala is not a bear - then what is a koala?

A koala is a marsupial. Marsupial young (called joeys) are born very undeveloped, completely blind, hairless and vulnerable. The joeys crawls by instinct to its mother's pouch, where it latches onto a teat which then swells in its mouth, securing it there. The joey completes its development in the pouch, emerging for short periods after a few months. This is the case with koalas, kangaroos, wombats, Tasmanian Devils and possums, to name just a few marsupials. Koalas belong to a order of mammals called Marsupialia or marsupials. Marsupials brood their young in pouches. Bears belong to the order Carnivora (or carnivore) and then the family Ursidae. They are most commonly related in the fact that they are both mammals. Bears are placental mammals. The bear in "koala bear" probably comes from the fact that it looks like a teddy bear -- but teddy bears really don't look like real bears. The concept of a teddy bear came from a cartoon of Theodore Roosevelt shooting a cartoon looking bear in a comic strip back in the early 1900s.

What does a koala do for a living?

Koalas are wild animals. Therefore, they do not do anything "fora living". They sleep for up to 19 hours a day. When they are not sleeping, they are usually eating or, dependingon the season, mating or looking after their young

Do koala bears live in the tundra?

No. The Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is a marsupial mammal (not a bear). It is endemic to the continent of Australia , meaning that it is not found on any other continent or island group. Under the Federal Conservation Act, the species is listed as inhabiting four states: . Queensland - They are considered to be common throughout this state, except throughout the southeast, where its conservation status is "vulnerable". . New South Wales - Officially koalas are listed as vulnerable in this state, but their status varies within local regions from "secure" to "locally extinct". . South Australia - The koala was completely wiped out in South Australia by the 1920s, but there have been recent, successful attempts to recolonise southeastern parts of the state, and these colonies are thriving. They can be seen in areas of the Adelaide Hills and the Fleurieu Peninsula. Attempts to create a self-sustaining koala population on Kangaroo island (off the southern coast) have been highly successful, and there is almost an "overpopulation" problem there, due to their protected status and the absence of natural predators. . Victoria - The Koala is common in this state and is considered to be a booming population. This is one of the areas where Koalas seem to have a stable population, both on the mainland and on a number of offshore islands. Koalas have also recently been introduced into selected national parks in Western Australia. These colonies are succeeding, with new joeys being observed each year. The koala is not found on any other continent or island group. It lives mostly within the temperate zones. Its habitat is eucalypt woodland and bushland , but of the several hundred species of eucalyptus ("gum trees"), koalas prefer about 60 varieties, with their specific preferences being limited to a couple of dozen. After that, there are still just one or two key species that a koala population must have to thrive, even if the number of trees of that species is only small.

Is it koala or koala bear?

Koalas are not bears at all. Their name is just "Koala". Koalas were initially called koala bears by the early settlers of Australia due to their similarities in appearances with small bears. koalas are marsupials, whereas bears are placental mammals. The two are not even distantly related.

Can a koala bear mate with a bear?

No. Koalas and bears are unrelated in any way and have quite separate numbers of chromosomes and incompatible DNA. Should the two organisms copulate, there would be no offspring produced.

What is a koala bear if it isn't a bear?

A koala is not a bear. It is a marsupial. It is not even remotely related to the bear family, all of which are placental mammals. The term "koala bear" is a misnomer that is not used in Australia, the koala's native country.

Are bears and koala bears common?

Koalas are not bears at all, and are found only in Australia. They are not officially classed as "common" but are regarded as "vulnerable" in many areas. However, where koalas have been introduced on Kangaroo Island, they have become common, and there is an overpopulation problem. Depending on which part of the world one is referring to, bears may be classed as "threatened" or "vulnerable".

Is a bear a koala bears predator?

No. . There are no true members of the bear species in Australia.Koalas themselves are only called bears due to a weak surfaceresemblance.

Why are koala bears really bears?

Koalas are not bears at all. They are not related to the bear family, but are marsupials. Bears are placental mammals. Koalas are only called bears because they have a vague resemblance to a teddy bear.

What does the koala live in?

Koalas live in eucalyptus trees . Koalas are particular to Eastern Australia, and can be found along the eastern and south-eastern coastal regions. They live in cool temperate zones, right up to hot, sub-tropical zones. Koalas live in a range of habitats, as long as there are abundant eucalyptus trees of the sort they prefer. They are found on coastal islands, tall eucalypt forests, bushland and low woodlands inland.

What type of bear is a koala bear?

A koala isn't a bear at all, actually. It is a marsupial, whereas a bear is a placental mammal. "Koala bear" is just a nickname given to the marsupial by non-Australians.

How do koalas live where they do?

Koalas have a number of adaptations which enable them to live in tall gum trees in Australia's bushland. They live in eucalyptus trees and eat only a few types of gum leaves from which they get all nutrients and water requirements. Eucalyptus leaves are tough, toxic and low in nutrition, but the koala has developed a stomach which is capable of removing the toxins from where they are filtered out by the liver. The caecum completes the process by changing the eucalyptus leaves into digestible nutrients. The caecum is similar to the human appendix. Koalas have very strong claws suitable for gripping trees and climbing. Between their first and second "fingers" is a large gap, which enables them to also grip tree branches comfortably, whilst their hind legs have one toe set at a wide angle. They also have toes with thick pads which enable them to sit comfortably in a tree all day. As with all marsupials, the koala has a pouch, where the joey stays after birth for up to ten months. When the joey leaves the pouch, it stays for several more months on the back of their mother. The pouch opens backwards. After about 30 weeks, the mother produces a substance called pap. This substance is actually a specialised form of the mother's droppings which, having passed through her digestive system, give the joey the enzymes it needs to be able to start digesting the tough gum leaves, making an easier transition for the baby koala to start eating eucalyptus leaves. Koalas in southern regions have thick, wool-like waterproof fur to keep them warm in cold weather and dry in rain. Koalas in northern regions are smaller, with less dense fur. Koalas are not solitary animals, but actually live in communities where the social structure is quite complex. Koalas are territorial, but each koala within the social group has its own specific range for feeding, which may or may not overlap the range of its neighbour. There is always one dominant male in each social group, but he is by no means the only male. Koalas feed alone and travel alone, but they understand their own social structure. When one of their community dies, another does not immediately move in and take its place. It takes about a year for the scent of the previous occupant to fade, and only then will another koala move in to its range.

Why is it incorrect to refer to a koala as a koala bear?

It is incorrect to refer to a koala as a koala bear for the simple reason that the koala is not a member of the bear family. The koala is a marsupial, while the bear is a placental mammal. There are no native bears in Australia.

Are drop bears koala bears?

'Drop bears' are fictional, invented to scare/confuse tourists who are unfamiliar with Australia's wildlife. Further information: The fictitious creatures known as dropbears are said to be carnivorous koala-like creatures which drop down from trees on unsuspecting hikers and campers. They began to appear on the Australian scene, particularly in camping and scouting groups, in the 1970s, and like many Australian mythical creatures such as bunyips, gained in popularity as stories were told about them around campfires in the night.

Why is the koala not a bear?

The koala is not a bear because it is a marsupial, whereas a bear is a placental mammal. Marsupials and placental mammals are different sub-groups of the mammal family. "Koala bear" is just a nickname given to the marsupial by non-Australian because of its vague resemblance to a teddy bear.

What adaptations do koala bears have for living in savannas?

None. Firstly, koalas are not bears. There is no such animal as a "koala bear". Secondly, koalas do not live in the savanna. They can only live in eucalyptus bushland. Savanna does not provide either the food or shelter which koalas need.

How long can koala bears live in the us?

Koalas are not bears, to begin with. They are marsupials uniquely adapted to the flora of Australia. They live in sub-tropical to temperate eucalyptus bushland, and eat only certain types of eucalyptus leaves. They cannot live in the wild in the US. They are unable to eat just any type of eucalyptus. While there are hundreds of different eucalyptus species in Australia, koalas eat from only about 60 of the species, consuming about half a kilogram of eucalyptus leaves every day. Koalas will not eat all types of eucalyptus, feeding on just 14 species as their primary food source, specifically, the subgenus Symphyomyrphus . These species do not occur naturally in North America.

How did the Jews deal with such harsh conditions?

The upper middle and higher class fled to another country. Everyone below found a hiding spot or were sent to concentration camps __ Not all upper and middle class fled. Many were rounded up and sent to concentration camps as well. Those that did manage to flee, usually went to other European countries. As the Nazis moved in, they ran out of places to go. Many countries simply refused to allow them to migrate to their countries so they too were rounded up and sent to camps as well.

Why does not bacteria survive in harsh conditions?

There are a number of bacteria that DO survive in harsh environments be it pH or temperature extremes or an environment that is very salty. Bacteria that don't survive in harsh conditions usually lose cell wall integrity and break apart, or lose all their intercellular fluid and shrivel up.

Is there a river where koala bears live?

No. Koalas, which are not b ears, do not live in the river. They live in eucalyptus trees. However, koalas are certainly found in gum trees (eucalyptus) which line many of Australia's eastern rivers.

Why are koalas called bears when they are not bears?

Koalas have some resemblance to a teddy bear, hence the nickname. In Australia, they are not known as "koala bears". This term began to be phased out during the mid-twentieth century, but has remained popular with overseas visitors.

Why are koala bears called koalas?

"Koala" is the correct name for this animal. The koala is not a bear; nor is it related to the bear in any way. The name is believed to come from the Aboriginal word "gula", which means "no drink." Koalas get their water from the leaves they eat, so they don't require fluid sustenance (although they will drink water in a drought or in extreme heat). There are a number of different names for the koala in various aboriginal dialects. Some of the other names are cola/colah, koolah, boorabee, kaola, burrenbong and koolewong. The first written name for the koala was "koolah", given in an article in the "Sydney Gazette", around 1803.

What is the condition where koalas live?

Koalas live in eucalyptus bush land. Koalas are particular to Eastern Australia, and can be found along the eastern and south-eastern coastal regions. They live in cool temperate zones, right up to hot, sub-tropical zones. Koalas live in a range of habitats, as long as there are abundant eucalyptus trees of the sort they prefer. They are found on coastal islands, tall eucalypt forests, bushland and low woodlands inland.

Do koala bears live in a jungle safari?

No. Koalas do not live in a jungle nor are they bears and should not bereferred to as bears. In addition a safari is an expedition ortrip, not a place, to observe or hunt animals. Usually in Africa.

Are koalas bears or not?

The Koala is not a bear, it is classified with Wombats. It was often miscalled, particularly by early settlers