How does the koala care for its young?
Only the female koala has any part in raising the young. As the koala joey grows, the mother will wean it from mothers' milk, to 'pap' and then to eucalyptus leaves. There is little she has to teach it, as so much of the koala's behaviour is instinctive. However, she will teach it to be wary of predators.
Yes. The females of all marsupials (such as koalas, kangaroos, etc) care for their young. The mother has a pouch in which the young are carried (and fed) until they are old enough to gain some independence. Male koalas have nothing to do with their young, however. Like all marsupials, koala young (joeys) are tiny, blind and hairless at birth, so they are completely helpless. Using instinct and guided by its acute sense of smell…
The male koala does not have a pouch for the simple reason that the male koala has no part in the raising of the young joey. The only male marsupial which had a pouch was the Thylacine, now extinct. The Thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger, had a pouch to protect its reproductive parts whilst running through thick undergrowth. The pouch had no puspose in helping to raise the young.