You will often
find koalas on manna gum which is also known as white gum. The
manna gum is a tree of around fifty meter tall. The leaves of
the manna gum are the favorite food of the koalas. The manna gum
is usually native from Mount Lofty Ranges and Kangaroo Island.
The koala is often called koala bear but they have no relation
with bears. The koalas have sharp claws and rough pad which
enable them to climb trees easily. The closest relative of the
koala is the wombat. There are koalas to be found in Western
Australia and Tasmania. There is around six hundred species of
eucalyptus trees and they eat the leaves of fifty species of
these trees. Koalas sleep a lot, around nineteen hours a day.
Visitors enjoy visiting the Lone Pine Sanctuary and see the
wildlife of the sanctuary.