Does a koala use camouflage in the wild?

Koalas do not actively employ camouflage, but their natural colouring and tendency to stay still for hours does help them to camouflage.

Koalas are various shades of light to darker grey, with a cream belly. When they nestle high in gum trees, the light filtering past the gum leaves has a dappled look on both the koalas and the gum branches which are similarly dappled. This makes it much more difficult to detect koalas in trees.