KOALAS – now listed as VULNERABLE on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

This month (April 2017) Billabong Zoo, Port Macquarie is highlighting the plight of the Koalas. Incredibly, and shamefully for Australia, the koala is now listed as on the IUCN Red List of Threatened species. Whilst numbers in the wild are not accurately known, what we do know is numbers have drastically fallen within recent years and it wasn’t many generations ago that millions were hunted for their fur… today some experts put the number of koalas in the wild as low as 30,000. Read the full listing at the IUCN website http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/16892/0 We will be posting information abut koalas on Facebook and website over the coming weeks. And a note for your diary – Sunday 30th April – it’s Koala Day at Billabong Zoo.

Name our koala joey competition

Also, this month as part of our focus on Koalas we are running a Name our Koala Joey competition. Your chance to name our latest arrival – the daughter of mum Hannahlee and father Ollie – and a success of Billabong Zoo’s word-renowned Koala Breeding Programme. For details follow this link -> http://billabongzoo.com.au/april-2017-koala-name-our-joey-competition/