A Koala Joey Grows Up (Baby Animals) by Joan Hewett

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International copyright secured. , except for brief quotations in an acknowledged review. A. com Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Hewett, Joan. A koala joey grows up / by Joan Hewett ; photographs by Richard Hewett. p. cm. — (Baby animals) Summary: Describes the development of Mel, a koala living in a nature park, from birth to age eleven months. eISBN: 1–57505–776–X 1. Koala—Infancy—Juvenile literature. [1. Koala. 2. ] I. Hewett, Richard, ill. II. Title. III. Series. 2'5139—dc22 2003011753 Manufactured in the United States of America 1 2 3 4 5 6 – DP – 09 08 07 06 05 04 Disclaimer: Some images in the original version of this book are not available for inclusion in the eBook.

It is time for them to eat. Koalas can climb up the tallest trees. They also walk on all fours with great speed. Still, these gentle animals spend more time asleep than awake. 30 Koalas need to eat eucalyptus leaves to stay healthy. But more and more people live in Australia. People are cutting down the great eucalyptus forests to make way for towns and farms. Once there were several million koalas. There are probably fewer than 1 million left. People work to save and restore the remaining forests.

The native Australians gave these animals their name. ” The animals seldom drink water. They get their water from eucalyptus leaves. When the sun goes down, koalas become active. It is time for them to eat. Koalas can climb up the tallest trees. They also walk on all fours with great speed. Still, these gentle animals spend more time asleep than awake. 30 Koalas need to eat eucalyptus leaves to stay healthy. But more and more people live in Australia. People are cutting down the great eucalyptus forests to make way for towns and farms.

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