Think of an animal and write about it.

Use the ideas to help you:

Where does the animal or bird live?   What does it look like?   How big is it?

What does the animal do? What does it eat?  Why is this animal interesting?


Koalas live in Australia in eucalyptus forests.

Koala is also called koala bear but it isn’t a bear. Koala is a marsupial.

Koalas are cute creatures. They have thick grey fur.

Koala can be 60-82 cm long and its weight is from 4 to 13 kg.  Weight and height varies depending on the place of  residence: the southern koala physically surpasses its north eastern relatives. Males weigh 50% bigger than females.

Koalas eat eucalyptus leaves. The leaves of eucalyptus replace all the koala’s water. They rarely drink water. They climb the trees very well. They are big eaters. They eat up to 1 kg of eucalyptus leaves a day.


Koalas are clumsy but they are strong swimmers. They can run as fast as a rabbit.

A baby koala is called joey  or cub. When koalas are born they are only 2 centimeters long.


They used to be endangered. People hunted them for fur. Now koalas are protected by law.

80% of koala habitat has been lost to human homes, drought and forest fires.

Koala fossils found in Australia have been dated as long as 20 million years.