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ko·a·la

 (kō-ä′lə)
n.
An arboreal Australian marsupial (Phascolarctos cinereus) that has dense grayish fur, large ears, and sharp claws and feeds chiefly on the leaves of eucalyptus trees.

[Probably from misreading of earlier coola, koolah, from Dharuk gula, gulawany.]

koala

(kəʊˈɑːlə) or

koala bear

n
(Animals) a slow-moving Australian arboreal marsupial, Phascolarctus cinereus, having dense greyish fur and feeding on eucalyptus leaves and bark. Also called (Austral): native bear
[from a native Australian language]

ko•a•la

art at Kolomna
(koʊˈɑ lə)

n., pl. -las.
a gray, tree-dwelling Australian marsupial, Phascolarctos cinereus, resembling a teddy bear.
[1800–10; erroneous sp. for earlier koola(h) < Dharuk gú-la]

ko·a·la

(kō-ä′lə)
A tree-dwelling Australian marsupial that resembles a small bear. Koalas have grayish fur, large ears, and sharp claws, and they feed exclusively on leaves and shoots of the eucalyptus tree.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.koala - sluggish tailless Australian arboreal marsupial with grey furry ears and coatkoala - sluggish tailless Australian arboreal marsupial with grey furry ears and coat; feeds on eucalyptus leaves and bark
opossum, phalanger, possum - small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails
Translations
كوالاكوالا: حيوان أسترالي يُشْبِه الدب
koala
koalapussikarhu
koala
koala
koala
pokabjörn
コアラ
koala
koala
koala
koala
koala
koala
koala

koala

[kəʊˈɑːlə] N (also koala bear) → koala m

koala

[kəʊˈɑːlə] n (also koala bear) → koala m

koala

n (also koala bear)Koala(bär) m

koala

[kəʊˈɑːlə] n (also koala bear) → koala m inv

koala (bear)

(kouˈaːlə) noun
a type of Australian tree-climbing animal that looks like a small bear, the female of which carries her baby in a pouch.
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But the Queensland, New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory koala populations are very clearly in trouble, so we must take action.
She believes that listing the koala as an endangered species will be a first step toward developing a national plan to help protect them.
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Australian Koala Foundation's (AKF) CEO, Deborah Tabart was also at a loss to explain the unusual eye colouring.
People get caught up in the emotions [stirred by] koalas," says koala ecologist Alistair Melzer of Central Queensland University in northeastern Australia.
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