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Yabbra The Koala Runs The Halls At Edinburugh Zoo

March 14, 2014

Meet Yabbra, at the time of posting, one of only two Koalas in the UK housed at Edinburgh Zoo. Like most Koalas he can sleep for around 22 hours in a single day. But when he’s awake he literally likes to run the halls!His unusual name is, perhaps unexpectedly, of Aborigine origin, meaning “the fugitive” back in Australia. That little moniker came about because of his boisterous nature as a nipper, leaping out of his mother’s pouch when he was a little ‘un. Yabbra and his koala playmate Goonaroo, meaning “wood duck” in Aboriginal, are part of a Europe-wide breeding program.National Geographic estimates four fifths of koala habitat has been destroyed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find out more by visiting: http://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk

facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EdinburghZooScotland

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