Koalas have a reputation for being one of the cutest and cuddliest creatures on earth; however, they are anything but. These creatures of the night – and yes, they are nocturnal – will pee on you as fast as look at you, and they might give you an STD in the process!
People frequently refer to them as “koala bears,” but koalas are not related to bears at all. They are marsupials, a type of mammal whose females carry their young in a front pouch. However, in many ways, bears may actually be friendlier! Read on to learn more about these horrifying creatures that are much less cuddly than you may like to think.
1. Koalas Are Incredibly Lazy
If you ever happen upon a koala, you probably won’t do so with the creature swinging through the trees. The koala will probably be asleep, as the marsupials sleep for as much as 18 to 20 hours a day!
This means that they sleep even more than cats who sleep for only about 16 hours per day. They are some of the laziest creatures in the world. They are more lethargic even then sloths, which sleep as much as cats do. You would be hard-pressed to find a teenage boy on a weekend who sleeps as much as koalas do.