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Sad news from Koala Territory

03/05/2022 in Edinburgh Zoo

Sadly, we have to announce the loss of Goonaroo, one of our Queensland koalas at Edinburgh Zoo.

At 17 years old, Goonaroo had been experiencing age-related health problems. While he recovered well from his eye operation in December, our dedicated vets and keepers reviewed his overall wellbeing and quality of life and advised he should be put to sleep today. 

Goonaroo was a real character who fathered three joeys as part of the international species breeding programme. He will be missed by everyone here at the zoo and our thoughts are with all those who cared for him.

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