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Koala


This wide-faced animal looks like a small, plump bear with a flat black nose, small round eyes, and white-tufted ears.

Koala CR 1/4

XP 100
N Small animal
Init +0; Senses low-light vision; Perception +3

DEFENSE

AC 11, touch 11, flat-footed 11 (+1 size)
hp 5 (1d8+1)
Fort +5, Ref +2, Will –1

OFFENSE

Speed 20 ft., climb 20 ft.
Melee 2 claws –1 (1d3–2)

STATISTICS

Str 6, Dex 11, Con 13, Int 2, Wis 9, Cha 8
Base Atk +0; CMB –3; CMD 7 (11 vs. trip)
Feats Great Fortitude
Skills Climb +6, Perception +3

ECOLOGY

Environment temperate and warm forests
Organization solitary, pair, or group (3–5)
Treasure none

The koala’s cute appearance belies the tree-climbing marsupial’s aggressive nature. Koalas subsist solely on the leaves of the eucalyptus tree, which are all but inedible to most other mammals. Because of their highly selective diet, most koalas see little reason to stray from eucalyptus trees at all, so they spend most of their lives hanging on to branches or moving from crook to crook by swinging between boughs. Due to this specialized diet, people who take a koala as a pet or familiar should secure a regular supply of eucalyptus leaves for the animal to eat, particularly if the person plans to go on a long journey in a place where those trees can’t be easily found. When a koala walks (usually just to get from tree to tree), it does so on all fours.

A koala measures about 2-1/2 feet from tail to nose and can weigh up to 30 pounds.

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