Friday, April 1, 2016

Baby koala Tucker, first born in ACT since 2003 Canberra bushfires, emerges from pouch - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Baby koala Tucker, first born in ACT since 2003 Canberra bushfires, emerges from pouch - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Bookmark and Share


Tidbinbilla's koala population was wiped out during the 2003 bushfires. The only koala to survive was the famous Lucky.


'...The five-month-old male joey is named Tucker, short for bush tucker. "Tucker is certainly tucking into his tucker and looking very, very comfortable," ACT Parks and Conservation regional manager Brett McNamara told 666 ABC Canberra.

"He's at the age now where he's just starting to poke his head out and explore the world."


Tidbinbilla is home to the ACT's only koala population, with two males and two females in the breeding enclosure and another nine in the free range space.
Tucker's parents, Yellow and Jed, were brought to Tidbinbilla as part of a translocation project from Victoria's Otway Ranges in September 2013.


Although Tucker is the first joey to be born there in 13 years, Mr McNamara said breeding strategies were in place to prevent overpopulation.


"Koalas, given the right conditions, can quickly overpopulate," he said. ..'

* UMMM..."OVERPOPULATE"? I THINK NOT!
NATURE IS BALANCED, PERECT. IT'S US, THE HUMANS, WE ARE THE ONLY ANIMALS OUT-OF-SYNC, CAUSING CONFLICT..


Koala joey Tucker

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