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The koala sheep is a chimerical creature found in the Fire Nation.

History

While staying at the Black Cliffs, Katara awoke one night to witness Aang anxiously pacing around a flock of koala sheep after having experienced a nightmare. Later, during a therapy session with Sokka, Aang lay down, using a koala sheep as a pillow; he was told by Sokka to scream into another koala sheep as a means of releasing his pent-up stress.

Later, Team Avatar sheared several koala sheep and used their collective wool to create a makeshift cot for Aang to sleep on.[1]

Anatomy

The koala sheep has the woolly body of a sheep and the ears, feet, and face of a koala. The wool is extremely comfortable, usable as cushioning in a bed.

Behavior

The koala sheep is extremely docile and spends most of the day eating grass, sleeping, and avoiding its natural predator, the boar-q-pine.[2] Koala sheep care very little about their surroundings and are in no way afraid or intimidated by humans,[3] even to the point where they seemingly do not mind being used as pillows.[1]

Connection

The koala sheep is a cross between its two namesakes. The fact that it likes to spend most of its time eating and sleeping is a clear connection to the real life koala, as this creature is only awake for five hours a day and spends about three of those eating. In addition, the herding behavior that koala sheep exhibit is reminiscent of real-life sheep.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 O'Bryan, John (writer) & Spaulding, Ethan (director). (November 16, 2007). "Nightmares and Daydreams". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 3. Episode 9. Nickelodeon.
  2. From older Avatar: The Last Airbender official site, originally on Nick.com (link). No longer updated.
  3. DiMartino, Michael Dante (writer) & Volpe, Giancarlo (director). (November 30, 2007). "The Day of Black Sun, Part 1: The Invasion". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 3. Episode 10. Nickelodeon.

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