Gumnut baby Marri delights visitors
A NEW Koala is melting hearts in Port Douglas.
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas has welcomed a baby joey, Marri, from the Perth Zoo and the 12 month old and is already delighting the park’s keepers with her inquisitive personality. A true gumnut baby, the name Marri derives from a species of eucalyptus trees na- tive to her home state of Western Australia.
“We’re really happy with how the move went,” wildlife manager Rabecca Lynch said.
“Marri is adapting really well, she’s a very comfortable and confident kind of koala.
“She’s very relaxed and curious about her new home.”
A meet Marri day is being planned for December 29 and an exclusive VIP experience is up for grabs.
“It’s exciting to have her here. Eventually she will join our managed species breeding program to ensure koalas are here for generations to come, however for now, we are just delighted to have Marri with us at the park,” Ms Lynch said.
Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat welcomes their new baby koala joey, Marri.