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Phascolarctos cinereus
Mammal Family :"Koala"
Description :Rare, more common in the south. Body 70cm ; Weight 6kg. Larger in southern states. Arboreal and mainly nocturnal. Is usually inactive for 20 hours a day, which is part of the digestion process of eucalypt leaves.
Typical Habitat :The Koala feeds almost entirely on eucalypt leaves. In the south, the preferred species are E. viminalis, E. ovata and E. punctata, while E. camaldulensis and E. tereticornis , E. microcorys and E. punctata are important in the north.
Distribution :Eastern Australia, Cooktown south.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes
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