The Cohunu Koala Park colony was established in 1982 with the arrival of 4 koalas from South Australia. It now boasts more than 25 koalas in its colony. Our colony in Western Australia has an increase of approximately 4 baby joeys each year.
oalas are marsupials, the female carries its young in the pouch for 6 months then on her back for a further 4 months.
Koalas live almost exclusively on eucalyptus leaves which have a poor nutritional value, thus to conserve their energy koalas sleep 18-20 hours per day, rarely drinking but relying on the water content of the eucalyptus leaves.
The average life span of a koala is 10-14 years in the wild and considerably longer in captivity. Koalas are only native to the east coast of Australia. Koala numbers in the wild are on the decline due to the destruction of their natural habitat.
Supporting our koala colony by purchasing a souvenir photo helps to ensure our koala population at Cohunu is maintained and developed. Proceeds go to the continuing koala research program at Cohunu Koala Park.