Life In The Trees

by Naomi Mwai, age 7

       There are many animals that spend their entire life in trees. Throughout their lives, koalas will only go down from a tree to move between them.
       A koala’s native habitat is the forests of Australia where all the days of its life are spent going from tree to tree. It eats only eucalyptus leaves and can live up to 18 years. Located on its back, the female koala’s pouch opens upside down. At birth, a baby koala is the size of penny and stays in its mom’s pouch for the first six months of life.
       The koala’s body parts are very helpful to its lifestyle. Their claws help them climb eucalyptus trees, while their hands give them better grip and help with grooming. They also have sensitive nose hairs that help them to distinguish between different kinds of eucalyptus leaves.
       A wombat is a close relative to the koala. Wombats and koalas both live in the forest, but the wombat lives on the forest floor and underground, while the koala spends all of its time in trees. Koalas and wombats both have similar backward facing pouches. They also both share similar traits such as small cheek pouches and a tiny tail.

[Source: The Encyclopedia of Animals]

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