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Daemon
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Koalas

Although they are somewhat bearlike in appearance and are sometimes called koala bears, koalas are not related to true bears. Native to Australia, the koala is a slow-moving, nocturnal, arboreal marsupial, or pouched mammal. It has perhaps the most specialized diet of any living mammal: it feeds on leaves and shoots of a particular species of eucalyptus in a certain stage of maturation. Why do koalas need to drink so infrequently? More...
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Why Koalas drink little or no Water?

Normally Koalas do not drink water. They are not bound to go near the water ponds, pools or rivers, where the predators could ambush them. Rather Koalas fulfill their requirements from their food intake e.g., through the eucalyptus leaves which comprise of more than 55% of water. The name of the Koala also means no water, which is specifically referred to this animal on the basis of the core fact that this animal does not drink water at all.

But many other antelopes also take green leaves that might have more than 70% of the water composition. This prompts to the second reason that why Koalas do not take water, is because they do not move much. Since they do not move much and stay still, therefore, very little amount of water is being wasted through their bodies. On the other hand in the case of antelopes, they keep on moving, the water excretes from their bodies through perspiration. As a result of that they have to constantly maintain their water levels. Koalas do not face such kinds of dilemmas in their lives. They are slow movers, and sleep 20 hours sleeping. This means fewer calories are being burnt within the bodies of Koalas, and as a result of that they do not drink water at all.

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Although they are somewhat bearlike in appearance and are sometimes called koala bears, koalas are not related to true bears. Native to Australia, the koala is a slow-moving, nocturnal, arboreal marsupial, or pouched mammal. It has perhaps the most specialized diet of any living mammal: it feeds on leaves and shoots of a particular species of eucalyptus in a certain stage of maturation.
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