This is a picture of an obviously really cute koala bear. I chose this animal because it is my best friend's favorite animal. And also because they are just so precious and I really like them as well. Koalas are found in eastern and southern Australia-- my #1 place that I want to visit someday. Though it was named the koala bear for it's appearance, the koala is not actually a bear, but a marsupial. Like kangaroos, koalas have pouches where their young remain for their first 6 months of life.