Koala is a national treasure of Australia, and also a unique and precious primitive arboreal animal in Australia. Let’s be clear. The symbolic meaning of koala bears is a bit misleading because they are not bears at all. Koalas are marsupials, very symbolic. Koala is about family and earth. They are symbols of community, family and stability. They are also symbols of peace and tranquility.
As a land animal totem, koala is primarily associated with its mother (earth). Most of them are diggers. We can see that in their bag design. Most marsupials (such as kangaroos and opossums) open upward, but the opening of Koala bags is toward the rear. This design protects the young Koala from the dirt of the early koala mothers digging holes. Over time (and the need for mainland land masses to collapse in the last ice age) koala adapted to arboreal life. What does this have to do with connectivity? The symbolic meaning of koala bears is that they speak of connection, protection and memory because of their primitive affinity to the life of ground dwelling.
As a caveman, koala has a special connection with the earth. The wisdom of indigenous people recognizes this relationship. Some Australian myths claim that the koala was the first earthy gray clay mass that slowly emerged from their clay life in order to bring sacred wisdom to mankind. They are also said to teach humans how to climb trees in order to have a broader understanding of the big world they live in. It’s also a symbol of memory.