Kangaroos can jump as high as 6 feet in a single jump. Kangaroo legs cannot move independently of one another, which is why they are restricted to a bounding gait. This gait, however, not only allows them to jump high distances, but will also allow them to cover 25 feet in a single leap, and reach speeds of over 35 miles in an hour.
Koalas are susceptible to chlamydia. In 2012, a koala ward in Australia treated approximately 300 cases of chlamydia. Chlamydia in koalas is not the same strain found in humans.Full Answer >
According to a 2012 study by the Zoological Society of London, there are likely fewer than 100 pygmy three-toed sloths remaining in the wild. The population census was conducted during a nine-day expedition to Escudo Island, the only place in the world the species is found.Full Answer >
Despite the common misconception, a koala bear does not get a high from consuming eucalyptus leaves. People have speculated that koala bears sleep for so many hours because of intoxication from their diet consisting entirely of eucalyptus leaves.Full Answer >
Koalas exhibit adaptations such as sharp claws, roughly skinned feet and opposable thumbs. The koala also has thick fur to cushion his bottom to allow him to sit on branches for long periods of time. His thick fur also helps him to regulate his body temperature.Full Answer >