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Koala quiz

Koala on a tree in its natural habitat in Australia

Koala quiz

A five-minute quiz to test you on everything there is to know about koala!

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What does the word koala roughly translate to?

Koala hugging a tree in the wilderness.

What does the word koala roughly translate to?

      

"No water"
"Little bear"
"Tree hugger"
"Sleepy bear"

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Koala bear on a tree reaching for eucalyptus.

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The word "koala" roughly translates to ‘no water’ in Aboriginal because they rarely drink water.

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Koala bear on a tree reaching for eucalyptus.

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The word "koala" roughly translates to ‘no water’ in Aboriginal because they rarely drink water.

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How do koalas get most of their water?

A close up of Australian wildlife. A koala on an eucalyptus tree.

How do koalas get most of their water?

    

Water dripping slowly into a bucket of water.
Drinking from the sink
Green lush vegetation of the Australian rainforest.
Collecting water
Cute koala eating eucalyptus leaves.
Eating eucalyptus leaves
A bowl of refreshing watermelon slices
Eating watermelon

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Close up of a koala eating eucalyptus

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Koalas get most of their water from the juicy eucalyptus leaves they eat. They can gobble up to 1kg a night!

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Close up of a koala eating eucalyptus

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Koalas get most of their water from the juicy eucalyptus leaves they eat. They can gobble up to 1kg a night!

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What is a baby koala called?

A koala baby and mother on a tree in the Australian woodland.

What is a baby koala called?

Cub
Joey
Kids
Pup

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Sleepy koala - a mother koala with baby sleeping on a tree.

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A baby koala is called a joey.

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Sleepy koala - a mother koala with baby sleeping on a tree.

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A baby koala is called a joey.

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How long do koalas spend sleeping a day?

A cute koala bear is fast asleep in a tree.

How long do koalas spend sleeping a day?

  

4 hours
8 hours
12 hours
18 hours
4 hours
8 hours
12 hours
18 hours

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A koala hugging a tree in its natural habitat in Australia.

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Koalas can sleep for over 18 hours a day!

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A koala hugging a tree in its natural habitat in Australia.

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Koalas can sleep for over 18 hours a day!

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What do koalas eat?

A koala bear sitting in an eucalyptus tree in Australia.

What do koalas eat?

     

Meat
Plants
Plants & meat
Nothing

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Lush green eucalyptus leaves hanging from a tree in Australia.

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Koalas are herbivores meaning they only eat plants – mostly eucalyptus leaves which are toxic to many other animals.

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Lush green eucalyptus leaves hanging from a tree in Australia.

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Koalas are herbivores meaning they only eat plants – mostly eucalyptus leaves which are toxic to many other animals 

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How many babies can a mother koala raise at once?

Sleeping koala bear hugging a branch in the Australian rainforest.

How many babies can a mother koala raise at once?

  

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A koala bear mother with baby eating eucalyptus in a tree.

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Mother koalas can only give birth and raise one joey at a time. They’ll have around six joeys in their lifetime. 

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A koala bear mother with baby eating eucalyptus in a tree.

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Mother koalas can only give birth and raise one joey at a time. They’ll have around six joeys in their lifetime. 

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How big is a joey when it is first born?

A koala bear mother with baby in their natural habitat in Australia.

How big is a joey when it is first born?

   

Size of a pin head
Size of a jellybean
The size of a chicken egg
The size of a tennis ball
Size of a pin head
Size of a jellybean
The size of a chicken egg
The size of a tennis ball

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Colourful jellybeans in a bowl of candy

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Joeys are the size of a jellybean when they're first born. They stay in their mum's protective pouch for the first six months of their life.

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Colourful jellybeans in a bowl of candy.

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Joeys are the size of a jellybean when they're first born. They stay in their mum's protective pouch for the first six months of their life.

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Where would you find koalas in the wild?

Image of the Australian wilderness shot from a birds eye perspective.

Where would you find koalas in the wild?

    

Australia
New Zealand
Japan
China

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A road sign on an Australian road.

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Wild koalas live in south-eastern and eastern Australia, mostly in woodlands and eucalyptus forests.

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A road sign on an Australian road.

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Wild koalas live in south-eastern and eastern Australia, mostly in woodlands and eucalyptus forests.

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Which of these statements are true?

A curious koala in its natural habitat in Australia.

Which of these statements are true?

Koalas have five fingers on each paw
Koalas are a type of bear
As koalas get older their teeth grind down
Koalas are related to monkeys

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Image of a koala bear balancing on a tree ranch.

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The eucalyptus leaves that koalas eat are tough to chew and gradually cause their teeth to wear away

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Image of a koala bear balancing on a tree ranch.

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The eucalyptus leaves that koalas eat are tough to chew and gradually cause their teeth to wear away

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What do koalas and humans have in common?

A child wearing a green t-shirt playing in the Australian bush.

What do koalas and humans have in common?

Both have fingerprints
Both like to live indoors
Both wear clothes
Both sleep for the same amount of time

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A furry koala paw with four fingers.

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Fingerprints are what koalas and humans have in common. Like in humans, each koala's fingerprints are unique.

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A furry koala paw with four fingers.

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Fingerprints are what koalas and humans have in common. Like in humans, each koala's fingerprints are unique.

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Cute fluffy koala relaxing in a tree in Australia.

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