Friday, March 9, 2012
Photos: Dallas Zoo’s first koalas nestle in
Koalas sleep up to 19 hours a day, so you're lucky if you catch them awake.
DALLAS Just in time for Spring Break, the Dallas Zoo's first-ever koalas moved in. On loan from the San Diego Zoo, Tekin (age 4) and Kobi (age 6) will be part of the Koala Walkabout at Dallas Zoo for the next 30 months.
On the Koala Walkabout, visitors will see koalas in their climate-controlled home, as well as take a peek at a new interactive lorikeet feeding exhibit where attendees can purchase a cup of nectar to feed the Australian parrots.
Also living in the Australian-themed habitat are a pair of laughing kookaburras, a kangaroo, a wallaby, and an emu.
The Koala Walkabout opens Saturday, March 10.
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