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Scientific Name: 
Phascolarctos cinereus
Phylum: 
Chordata
Species class: 
Mammalia
Order: 
Diprotodontia
Genus: 
Phascolarctos
Species: 
cinereus
Status: 
Least Concern
Distribution Map: 

Koalas are amazing creatures! These animals have fantastic features to help them survive the harsh Australian environment and are one of the only animals known to have evolved a smaller brain to help them conserve energy! Koalas also have sharp claws to help them climb, enormous noses to help them detect the level of toxins in the leaves they eat, and thick fur to keep them dry in the rain. Although these animals are not considered close to extinction, it is feared that habitat destruction will quickly see this famous Australian put onto the endangered list.

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Source: 
www.iucnredlist.org
Year assessed: 
2008