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Community welcomes first baby koala since devastating bushfires

Australian Reptile Park has announced the birth of a baby koala Photo: Facebook/Australian Reptile Park
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Look who’s new at the zoo!

The Australian Reptile Park in Sydney has welcomed a very special addition to its native wildlife family.

Keepers have named her Ash, because she is the first koala joey born at the park since the devastating ‘Black Summer’ bushfires.

With estimates of more than 800 million animals killed in blazes across NSW alone, the park announced little Ash’s birth as “a sign of hope for the future of Australia’s native wildlife”.

FIRST KOALA JOEY OF THE SEASON!

We have a very special announcement… Our very first koala of the season has popped out of Mums pouch to say hello! 🐨Keepers have decided to name her Ash! Ash is the first koala born at the park since the tragic Australian bushfires and is a sign of hope for the future of Australia’s native wildlife.

Posted by Australian Reptile Park on Monday, May 25, 2020

The park reopened to the public from June 1, which is a good thing for the animals, who could be missing their human visitors.