Like their koala cousins, wombats have a hardened layer over the muscles of their rump; a very hardened layer.
Bush fires are terrorising Australia's cuddly national icon, the koala .
Well the koala is an Australian icon when it comes to tourism.
Becky fulfilled another ambition to cuddle a koala at Australia Zoo, home of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin.
The leaflet includes hints on how to find koalas , directions to the Koala Care and Research Centre, and how to contact Friends of the Koala.
Amateur fossil hunters have helped to uncover the oldest known ancestor to kangaroos, koalas , possums, and wombats.
One approach worthy of serious consideration would be to charge a fee for visitors to Kangaroo Island to hunt koalas .
This year's Olympic Games turned the world's eye to the country of koalas and kangaroos.
Further, koalas have an unusually low metabolic rate, which also reduces their need for food.
Dale is from Australia and captivated his audience with stories of crocodiles and koalas .