Eucalyptus Leaves Make Koala Bears High?


According to the Australian Koala Foundation, there is a misnomer that koala bears get high on eucalyptus plants and, therefore, sleep all of the time. This is nothing but an urban legend and a fallacy. Koalas, do, indeed, sleep close to 22 hours a day because of a toxin in the eucalyptus leaves that are low in nutrition, but high in fiber, so it takes a lot of energy for the koala to digest it. By sleeping, it helps them conserve their energy. Theyre not high or drugged up.
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