an Australian, tailless, tree-dwelling animal that is the only species (Phascolarctos cinereus) of a family (Phascolarticidae) of marsupials with thick, gray fur, sharp claws, and large, tufted ears: it resembles a small bear and feeds exclusively on eucalyptus leaves and buds sometimes erroneously called koala bear
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Wortherkunft von 'koala'< kūlla, native name in Australia