This is a picture of one of our new arrivals – a very healthy female koala joey – another success for the Billabong Koala Breeding programme. Mum is called Hannahlee (pictured) and dad was Ollie. She was born on the 2.5.2016 and weighed less than 1 gramme. She is now making her own way in the world (though still stays close to mum) and needs her own name. We would love to hear your suggestions for the naming of the joey who is now old enough to leave mum’s pouch. The top 5 names – selected by our keepers – will be presented to Mark Stone (Zoo owner and he is very passionate about his koalas) … Mark will make the final choice. The winner to be invited to a very special Up-close Encounter with the newly named joey and mum.
Photo taken by Dean Michell of Port Pix.