The Koala is native to coastal regions of eastern and southern Australia. They are marsupials, and the joey lives in the mother’s pouch for the first six months of life. Koalas mature between 2 and 4 years old, and have a lifespan of 13 to 18 years.
To celebrate, we just launched Koala Cam (woohoo!) and our Koalafornia Dreamin’ photo contest. The top photographers win an all expenses paid trip to the Zoo for the opening ceremony of our new Conrad Prebys Australian Outback exhibit