Saturday, May 15, 2010

Lot of news coverage about me

Television, newspaper and online stories about me?

I was really surprised that there was so much interest in just a little ole koala.

I have to admit it was a bit frightening at first to see all those television cameras but the folks here at the Palm Beach Zoo made me feel very comfortable and the media seemed to really enjoy meeting me.

Here's one video:

Great Party - thanks everyone!

Wow! Nearly 200 people came to the Palm Beach Zoo for  a big party Friday night sponsored by Outback.

I had a chance to meet everyone and we'll post some pictures as soon as they become available.

And many thanks to all those who made contributions to the Palm Beach Zoo to help support the needs of the important animal collection at the zoo.

For now, I'm staying at the Animal Care Complex. I expect to be in my public exhibit on June 25.

I look forward to seeing all the visitors to the Palm Beach Zoo.

Monday, May 10, 2010

I've arrived and it's great

Getting to the Palm Beach Zoo was easy.  From what I've seen so far, this is a great place with great people.

And, the sheila I've been talking to in California has agreed to come here.

I can't tell you how excited I am.

Plus, the zoo is going to have a party for me....more later.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Crossing the Florida line

I'm on my way....I've crossed the Florida line and expect to be at the Palm Beach Zoo soon. I'll let you know more soon.

Doesn't it make you feel good!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Otter Pups make debut at the Palm Beach Zoo

Palm Beach Post photo

Wyatt and Jessie think they are the hot new act in town....well they can hold that title for a little longer but they better be ready to step aside when I get there.

I'm packing my bags and planning to come the zoo very soon....more on that later.

Here's a story and video of Wyatt and Jessie:

Friday, April 23, 2010

Earth Days was a huge success at the Palm Beach Zoo

There are very generous supporters of the Palm Beach Zoo.

Two of the biggest supporters are Melvin and Claire Levine who have donated $4 million to the zoo's Animal Care Complex. In the picture above they are being thanked by West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel who gave them a key to the city.

And I hear they can't wait until I arrive at the Palm Beach's getting closer.

Here is a story that appeared in the Shiny Sheet:

And here is a story that appeared in The Palm Beach Post:

Monday, April 19, 2010

What are you doing for Earth Day?

Many of the animals at the Palm Beach Zoo are on endangered or threatened lists.

Unfortunately, the numbers of koalas in Australia have dwindled so much that I fear many of my relatives and friends may be in jeopardy.

The good news is that there are places like the Palm Beach Zoo that work hard to protect endangered animals and the zoo is deeply involved in conservation efforts around the world.

Hopefully when I get to the Palm Beach Zoo I'll meet a young sheila and we can start a family.  Every new joey raised at the zoo increases the chance of koalas surviving.

You can help by donating to help me get to Palm Beach...and please support all the great work that they do to help the many endangered species at the Palm Beach Zoo.

Happy Earth Day!!