The koala is one of Australia's best known and most loveable native animals.
The Koala's scientific name is Phascolarctos cinereus. This means leather pouch and a bear and ashen grey in colour, but Koalas are not bears. They are large herbivorous marsupials that are well adapted to living in trees.
Koalas in Logan
In Queensland, koalas weigh between 5 - 10kg and have short pale grey fur.
Koalas are difficult to see. If you go searching for koalas in Logan, look for these signs that show a koala might be in the area:
look for scratch marks on trees, these may also be from goannas or possums
Koala scats (poo) around the base of trees (They are bullet-shaped and smell of eucalyptus if they are fresh). To learn how to identify koala scat, please visit What scat is that?
Be aware of koalas and wildlife whendriving, especially between dusk and dawn. Be careful around corners, crests and in areas with roadside vegetation. If you see wildlife on the road at night slow down, sound your horn and dim your lights. If you do hit an animal or see an injured one, call the RSPCA Logan Wildlife Ambulance on 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 265).