Edinburgh Zoo is home to the UK's only koalas.
Our adult male koala is called Goonaroo. Goonaroo's name is Aboriginal for “wood duck,” and he was born in 2004, he is the father to our new male koala joey.
On 14 February 2013 we received a female koala called Alinga (which means sun) from Duisburg Zoo in Germany.
In early 2017, we were delighted to announce the arrival of the second ever joey to be born at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo to mum Alinga and dad, Goonaroo. The joey which was born on 31 January 2017, has been sexed as male and has been called Toorie. On the 13 August 2018 Toorie left Edinburgh Zoo for a new home at Duisburg Zoo in Germany.
On 10 August 2018 we welcomed the arrival of Tanami a 19-month-old male Queensland koala from Duisburg Zoo in Germany. Click here to read more...
Please note: This enclosure operates on reduced opening hours, please check on arrival for availability.
The Zoo sadly said farewell to Yabbra in the spring of 2018, click here for the full statement.
Location in the Zoo:
Our koalas can be found in our Koala Territory exhibit. Please note that this exhibit operates on reduced opening hours, please ask on arrival for more details about availability.
Breeding Programme Category:
Our koalas are managed by the International Stud Book programme (ISB)