Taipei Zoo debuts newest koala

New koala to support breeding program in Taiwan

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Taipei Zoo's newest koala, Wolverine.

Taipei Zoo's newest koala, Wolverine. (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei Zoo’s newest koala named Wolverine was introduced to the public on Dec. 31.

The new koala will strengthen the genetic diversity of the species in Taiwan, and will help contribute to future breeding programs.

Wolverine was sourced from the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in Queensland, Australia, after a four-year negotiation and waiting process. The koala was transferred to Taipei Zoo on Nov. 29.

Taipei Zoo described Wolverine as having a gentle personality with a charming smile, and as distinctly different to the zoo’s other koala.

The zoo will give Wolverine space to adapt to its new environment, and time to acclimatize itself with the other koala in the enclosure.