Gum­nut baby Marri de­lights vis­i­tors

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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Port Dou­glas Wildlife Habi­tat wel­comes their new baby koala joey, Marri.

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