Myth #1: Eucalyptus gets them drunk!
While the mental image of a Koala as a giddy party animal is hilarious, alas it simply is not true. Though toxic to most other animals, eucalyptus leaves are neither alcoholic nor drug-like. Koalas have adapted to eat this plant, but it still takes an enormous amount of energy to digest. The low nutritional value of this food source forces Koalas to conserve energy whenever possible, napping for up to 20 hours a day. Talk about a prolonged food coma!