Zoo de­but

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Ade­laide Zoo has a new am­bas­sador who is busy get­ting up-close with vis­i­tors to bring the vul­ner­a­bil­ity of bil­bies to the at­ten­tion of the pub­lic. The fe­male Greater Bilby was born to fa­ther Ya­para and mother Petal in April and is one of more than 200 bil­bies Zoos SA has helped breed as part of a na­tional con­ser­va­tion pro­gram. She made her de­but, from the safety of mum’s mums pouch, in May.

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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