Phascolarctos cinereus

Koalas are nocturnal animals, but can be seen awake during the day. While they may look cute and cuddly, koalas have long sharp claws that they use to hold firmly onto tree branches and grip their food.

In 2018, Rockhampton Zoo welcomed males Shaun and Arila.

Shaun came to us through the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital after undergoing rehabilitation from a condition which left him with limited eyesight.

Come along to our koala Keeper Talk and feeding at 3.20pm each day at the front of the enclosure.

Distribution and habitat  Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria 
Conservation status*  Vulnerable
Population  Declining
Diet  Eucalyptus leaves 

* Classified by IUCN