Bushprints Sterling Silver Koala Footprint Pendant These inspirational Koala footprints are cut out of solid sterling silver. For Gary, the maker, quality is the prime consideration and all pieces are carefully hand-finished, giving a fantastic lustre. They are beautifully gift boxed and in stock now. Weight: 24 g in gift box. Postage for 1 now 50% off, now only $4. Free postage for 2 or more in Australia. Also available at the same price as a pin, or pendant are: Platypus, Numbat, Emu, Frill-necked lizard, or Wombat (with a 2-week wait while Gary makes them for you). If you are interested in the same range in 9ct yellow gold please contact us for pricing. Koala facts Koalas are marsupials, not bears, and carry their young in a backward-facing pouch. Their nearest relative is a wombat. They have two thumbs which help them climb, and they are nocturnal. Of the 600 or so eucalypts, koalas only eat about 120 of these and 4 to 6 in their own area, so only a certain number of koalas can be supported in each area. They are greatly affected by decreases in forests for roads and housing. Their main hazard in getting from patches of forest is dogs and cars. They eat nearly a kilogram of leaves a night and rarely drink water, except in extreme weather. A joey rides in mumâ€™s pouch for 5 to 6 months and then rides on mumâ€™s back until it's about a year old. It will not be full grown till its third or fourth year.