Female Koalas Live More than Male Koalas


Several observations and scientific records have proven that the female koalas live longer and more than the male Koalas. According to different observers and researchers, it was specifically concluded that 16 years is the average age of the female koalas, whereas; 12 years is the average age of the male Koalas. This gives a bigger fact that the female koalas live about 4 years more than the male koalas.

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Female Koalas' age is 16 years.
Female Koalas live slightly longer than the male Koalas. The Average age of the female Koalas is around 16 years, while males usually die at the age of 12 years. Picture © 

But the question remains, that why the female Koalas live more than the male Koalas? This question becomes more interesting, when some additional attributes can be added into it such as why the female Koalas live longer and more than male Koalas when both the male and female koalas live on the same kind of a food e.g., Eucalyptus leaves? Moreover, they also share the same kind of a habitat as well.

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Female Koalas live for longer numbers of years.
It is still a mystery that why the female Koalas live for longer years as compared to the male Koalas. Picture ©  

Female Koalas give births, eat more and feed their young ones. This process is absent within the male koalas who are usually more worried about their territories. Does giving birth makes a big difference to the age and it is responsible for the longevity of the Koalas? This maybe a key question but it might well be too early to make any concluded at this moment with this much amount of the knowledge.

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Koalas' lifestyle determine their age.
Lifestyle of the Female Koalas directly impact their age attribute as well. However, there is still a lot to be explored to verify the exact components that trigger a longer life for a female Koala. Picture ©