This term the preps are busy learning amazing facts about Australian native animals. We are becoming real experts on mammals and marsupials. Next week, we will learn about monotremes.
Here are some of our favourite facts about kangaroos and koalas:
- Kangaroos can’t move backwards but they can swim.
- Kangaroos can go for months without water. They are herbivores who eat grass and leaves.
- Joeys are born on to their mother’s tail. They climb up her belly in to her pouch. They are the size of a jelly bean.
- Koala babies are also called joeys. They drink milk from their mother’s pouch. When they are older, they eat their mother’s poo!
- The female koala has an upside down pouch.
- Koalas have a thumb on their front paw to help them grip the tree.
- Male koalas fight other males who try to climb their tree.