Koala For­est is now open! !

Out & About with Kids - - DID YOU KNOW...? - Zoo.org.au/healesville

Vic­to­ria’s Healesville Sanc­tu­ary has just re­vealed a brand new ex­hibit –

– cel­e­brat­ing the iconic Aussie koala! Not only can you see them high in their trees from a spe­cial board­walk, but you can also visit them and take pho­tos.

The ex­hibit also in­cludes daily Koala Keeper talks and shares the Wu­rund­jeri story of Kuboroo the Koala in a very spe­cial way. Kids can climb like a koala, test their bal­ance, and nes­tle into a branch fork to plant their bony bot­toms for a big sleep, just like a koala.

For­est Koala

A koala joey made her zoo de­but in June 2016 on the other side of the world, at the Aus­tralian Out­back ex­hibit in San Diego Zoo. Born last Novem­ber, she has been hid­ing in mum Cam­bee’s pouch un­til now, and will cling tightly to her back for a few months be­fore she ven­tures out solo. San Diego Zoo has the largest breed­ing colony of Queens­land koalas out­side Aus­tralia. Red Panda twins born at Mel­bourne Zoo last De­cem­ber are now be­gin­ning to be­come more ac­tive and vis­i­ble to vis­i­tors. It is usual for these cubs to spend a long time in the nest while they are still nurs­ing, but it looks like mum, Roshani, is happy for her lit­tle ones to start ex­plor­ing the big­ger world around them!

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