FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2013
CONTACT: SAN DIEGO ZOO GLOBAL PUBLIC RELATIONS
PHOTO NEWS RELEASE
Koalas at the San Diego Zoo Get a New Home
Conrad Prebys Australian Outback Opens May 24
Female koala, Tonahleah, and her 10-month-old male joey, Gummy, settle into their new digs at the all-new Conrad Prebys Australian Outback exhibit at the San Diego Zoo.
The 3-acre exhibit, opening to the public Friday, May 24, is the new home to koalas and other marsupial species from Australia including wallabies, wombats and an egg-laying mammal, the short-beaked echidna. Australian Outback also features aviaries of native Australian birds, like the kookaburra and bowerbird.
The mother and joey are two of the 21 koalas at the San Diego Zoo. The San Diego Zoo has the largest breeding colony of Queensland koalas and the most successful koala breeding program outside of Australia. For more information about Australian Outback, visit www.sandiegozoo.org/koalafornia/exhibit
Photo taken on May 22, 2013, by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo Global
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