Animal Diaries Archive
23 May 2008
Have you ever wondered what koalas get up to in the middle of the night? Well that remains to be a mystery and we can only piece together the puzzle with the clues that we get in the morning.
Footprints on the ground, leaves strewn around the enclosure, broken branches and not to forget the huge number of koala poo pellets in every conceivable location. What an effort it is to get it looking presentable every morning!
Our job as koala keepers is to make the enclosures perfect before the zoo opens. This involves a lot of sweeping, raking, hosing, scrubbing, some more hosing and then some more raking! We make sure that every single leaf, every single poo and every single part of the enclosure is spotless. This is so our koalas stay healthy and can have the best possible life in captivity.
So next time you visit the Zoo we hope you too notice how much work and effort goes into keeping our enclosures immaculate for your appreciation and also for the wellbeing of our gorgeous koalas.
Our Amazing Koalas
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