Koala Bear Totem
The koala is the true symbol of Australia and its unique wildlife. In south-east Queensland, locals and visitors alike can still see them in the wild lounging in trees or carrying their young. Today, the fragmenting of open forests by roads and development has left them vulnerable to a number of threats: they are being killed by cars or attacked by dogs as they move between trees. Symbols are meant to last forever and this one can too if we control our dogs and drive carefully.
Adorable Koala bear resembles the teddy bear, otherwise it is not at a bear-like. Koala bears originate from Australia and are marsupial mammals. Marsupials in general as totems teach the importance of mother-child bonding in earliest stage of life. At first blind and deaf, the Koala is fully dependent on its mother for the first six to twelve months of its life. If Koala bear appears consider what your relationship is to your mother (or child). Is the bond a good one, or does it need work?
Koalas are primarily nocturnal, slumbering most of the day. It is because of its extremely low metabolism that Koala sleep 16 to 18 hours each day. As a totem, Koalas are excellent teachers of lucid dreaming and also serve as telepathic messengers.