I love this little sleepy koala. Isn’t he just the cutest? He’s so soft and fuzzy that he almost looks like a plush toy!
I noticed that it is very often that you find pictures of sleeping koalas and I now know the reason why. According to Wikipedia’s Koala article, koala bears have a low metabolic rate for a mammal (just like sloths and wombats) and so they actually rest and stay motionless for 16 to 18 hours a day.
Photo by rhoadeecha via flickr