Koala poem by Iris Carden
I eat and I pee and I sleep in the tree. I'm cute as can be. You know you love me. I'm fussy about the trees where I live. Food, water, and home, my favourite trees give. My habitat's shrinking I'm now in decline, You've taken my home. What's now yours was mine. You may ooh and aah when you see me in a zoo. But if you plant enough trees I could still live free too. Pay some attention when you're out on a walk. I grunt and I growl, but I can't yell or talk. But if I could speak you know what I'd say. I still here now, and I'd like to stay. So look up when you're out and check all the trees. Now could be your last chance to see me.
Links for information
- Queensland Environment Department – koala facts
- Wildcare – planting trees for koalas
- World Wildlife Fund – koalas listed as endangered