Popular children's song in Australia:
PLEASE DONíT CALL ME A KOALA BEAR
by Don Spencer/Allan Caswell
Iím a koala, not a bear, and I donít think itís fair,
The way that people always add a word that isnít there.
Iím a marsupial (and proud of it),
And there can be no doubt of it,
Iím closer to a kangaroo
Than I am to a bear.
So please donít call me a koala bear,
Iím not a bear at all.
Please donít call me a koala bear,
Itís driving me up the wall!
If your name was Tom and everyone called you Dick,
Perhaps youíd understand why Iím sick, sick, sick -
Iím simply a koala and I want the name to stick,
Please donít call me a koala bear!
I live here in Australia, in a eucalyptus tree.
Iím as cuddly, cute and charming as an animal can be.
I donít understand, fair dinkum,
How anyone could think them Grizzly bears and Polar bears
Are anything like me.