A koala is a wild animal that has a body size of around 85 cm (33 in) and weighs around 15 kg (33 lb). The coat is wooly and thick and it varies from grey to brownish. Koalas are recognized for their large and fluffy white ears, big black noses and small rounded eyes. The bodies are rather stout and small and they do not have tails. The paws are strong and they end with powerful and long claws. Female koalas are specific because they have poaches, which are the pockets of skin on the bellies, used for protecting and carrying their young.