# The Fascinating World of Koalas: Learn about their History and Characteristics
Welcome to Mundo Koala, where we dive into the world of Australia’s native animal species – Koalas. In the latest news on RCN Noticias, the last Koala has passed away, which means the Koala species is now extinct. We honor these incredible animals by sharing detailed information in this video.
Koalas are known for their unique characteristics and behaviors. Despite people thinking of them as bears, they are herbivores and primarily feed on Eucalyptus leaves. Did you know that they can spend upwards of five hours eating each day? They have slow metabolisms, which makes them appear lazy, and they sleep for up to 18 hours a day.
The populating of Koalas has decreased significantly over the years, with only an estimated 80,000 individuals remaining in the world. We provide detailed information and images to showcase their lives in the wild and in captivity in zoos.
Australia is one of the only places where you will find Koalas, except for the western region of Tasmania. They are fascinating animals that make for an excellent study and observation.
Join us as we explore the fascinating world of Koalas in this informative video.
*Source: [RCN Noticias](https://www.rcnradio.com/), [Australian Koala Foundation](https://www.savethekoala.com/)*