1 Alma Park Zoo, Kallangur
2 Australian Woolshed, Brisbane
3 Australia Zoo, Beerwah
4 Cairns Tropical Zoo, Clifton Beach
5 Cooberrie Park Flora and Fauna Sanctuary, Cooberrie
6 Currumbin Sanctuary, Gold Coast
7 David Fleay Wildlife Park, West Burleigh
8 Dreamworld, Coomera
9 Hamilton Island Koala Gallery, Hamilton Island
10 Hartley's Creek Crocodile Farm, Hartley's Creek
11 Illawong Fauna Sanctuary, Mirani
12 Koala and Wildlife Park, Kuranda
13 Koala Wildlife Park, Magnetic Island
14 Kumbartcho Wildlife Sanctuary (=Bunya Park Wildlife Sanctuary), Brisbane
15 Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Brisbane
16 Magnum Angora Stud, Jubilee Pocket
17 Paradise Country, Oxenford
18 Reef Casino, Cairns
19 Rainforestation, Kuranda
20 Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Zoo, Rockhampton
21 Rainforest Habitat, Port Douglas
22 The Big Pineapple, Woombye
New South Wales
1 Angora Farm, Wellington
2 Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, Calga
3 Australian Reptile Park, Gosford
4 Billabong Koala & Wildlife Park, Port Macquarie
5 Birdland Animal Park, Batehaven
6 Blackbutt Reserve, Newcastle
7 Coffs Harbour Zoo, Coffs Harbour
8 Ettamogah Wildlife Sanctuary, Albury
9 Fairfield City Farm, Sydney
10 Featherdale Wildlife Park, Sydney
11 Koala Park, Sydney
12 Nowra Animal Park, Nowra
13 Oakvale Farm & Fauna World, Newcastle
14 Rusa Park Zoo, Cessnock
15 Sydney Wildlife World, Sydney
16 Symbio Wildlife Gardens, Stanwell Tops
17 Taronga Zoo, Sydney
18 Waterways Wildlife Park, Gunnedah
19 Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo
20 Yellow Pinch Wildlife Park, Merimbula
Australian Capital Territory
1 National Zoo and Aquarium, Canberra
2 Rehwinkels Animal Park, Sutton
1 Ace-Hi Ranch & Wildlife Park, Cape Schanck
2 Ballarat Wildlife Park, Ballarat
3 Bimbimbie Wildlife Park, Emerald
4 Cudgee Creek Wildlife Park, Cudgee Creek, Warrnambool
5 Halls Gap Wildlife Park & Zoo, Stawell
6 Healesville Sanctuary, Healesville
7 Jirrahlinga Wildlife Sanctuary, Barwon Heads
1 Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide
2 Cleland Wildlife Park, Stirling
3 Valley Lake Wildlife Park, Mount Gambier
4 Urimbirra Park Wildlife Park, Urimbirra
5 Gorge Wildlife Park, Cudlee Creek
1 Adventure World, Bibra Lake
2 Caversham Wildlife Park, Whiteman
3 Cohunu Koala Park, Kelmscott
4 West Coast Wildlife Park (= Marapana Wildlife Park), Golden Bay
5 Peel Zoo, Ravenswood
3 Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Tharwa
8 Kyabram Fauna Park, Kyabram
9 Maru Craft, Grantville, near Phillip Island
10 Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne
11 Pearcedale Conservation Park, Pearcedale
12 Phillip Island Wildlife Park, Phillip Island
13 Phillip Island Nature Park, Phillip Island
14 Wildlife Wonderland, Bass, Gippsland
Trowana Wildlife Park, Mole Creek Zoo Doo Wildlife Park, Richmond
6 Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, Kangaroo Island
7 Whyalla Wildlife & Reptile Sanctuary, Whyalla
8 Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary, Stirling
9 Parndana Wildlife Park, Kangaroo Island
10 Glenforest Animal Park, Port Lincoln
6 Pentland Alpaca Stud & Tourist Farm, Denmark
7 Perth Zoo, South Perth
8 The Maze, Bullsbrook
9 Wave Rock Wildlife Park, Hyden
10 Yanchep National Park, Yanchep
1 Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Brighton 4
2 Nature World, Bicheno 5
3 Something Wild, Mt Field National Park
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1. Wood, T. (1934), Cobbers: A personal record of a journey from Essex, in England, to Australia, made in the years 1930, 1931, and 1932, London: Oxford University Press, p. 147.
2. Europeans first arrived to establish a penal settlement in Australia at Botany Bay in Sydney on 20 January 1788 and the nearby Sydney Cove on 26 January (now celebrated as Australia Day). On 13 May 1787, 1420 people left Portsmouth on board the 11 ships comprising the First Fleet, captained by Arthur Phillip (1373 people arrived in Sydney). Although the focus of this new settlement was to reduce the number of people in English jails, settlers would arrive from other British colonies (including those in Ireland, Scotland, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong Chinese and slaves from the Caribbean) and many showed a strong interest in the strange plants and animals of this new land known initially as New Holland or Terra Australis and subsequently Australia.
3. Phillip, A. (1789), The voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay, with an account of the establishment of the colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island. Compiled from authentic papers . . .To which are added the Journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball & Capt. Marshall, with an account of their discoveries, London: John Stockdale.
4. Bladen, F.M. (1895), Historical Records of New South Wales. Vol. III. Hunter. 1796-1799, Sydney: Charles Potter, p. 821.
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8. Bladen, F.M. (1897), Historical Records of New South Wales. Vol. V. King. 1803, 1804, 1805, Sydney: William Applegate Gullick, p. 228.
9. Everard Home would find later infamy as the Executor of the famous surgeon John Hunter's estate. Hunter was Home's brother-in-law but this did not stop Home publishing Hunter's discoveries as his own. Home burned most of Hunter's papers and documents to minimise the risk of his frauds being exposed.
10. Home, E. (1808), 'An account of some peculiarities in the anatomical structure of the wombat, with observations on the female organs of generation', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 1808: 304-12.
11. George Perry clearly considered it impossible that the koala could evolve. Published in 1811, his Arcana predates by almost half a century the theory of evolution via natural selection first proposed by Charles Darwin in his Origin of Species.
12. Perry, G. (1810-11), Arcana, or, the Museum of Natural History, containing the most recent discovered objects, embellished with coloured plates and corresponding descriptions, with extracts relating to animals and remarks of celebrated travellers, combining a general survey of nature, London: James Stafford.
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15. International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (1985), International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, Berkeley, CA: International Trust for Zoological Nomenclature/The British Museum of Natural History, London/University of California Press. The Code is a set of rules in zoology that have one fundamental aim, which is to provide the maximum universality and continuity in the naming of all animals according to taxonomic judgement. The use of two names to describe a species was developed by the self-proclaimed 'Prince of Botanists', Swedish-born naturalist Carl Linné or Carolus von Linneaus. His simple method required the genus name to be written in italics and with the initial letter capitalised (Phascolarctos) and the species name to be written entirely in lower case italics (cinereus). This method of classification replaced all other schemes, some of which had included eight or more words. The binomial system or 'two name system of naming' of nomenclature was officially launched with the tenth edition of Linnaeus' System Naturae, first published on 1 January 1758, in which Linnaeus described all species of plants and animals known to Europeans at that time.
16. The 'Buffon' Govatt refers to is G.L.L.C. de Buffon, whose massive (1749-88) Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière (Paris: Imprimeries Royale) was published over a period of over 40 years. Thirty-six volumes were completed during his lifetime, and a further eight were compiled posthumously. Despite its size, this publication was a bestseller throughout Europe (and in North America as well). Govatt, W.R. (1836), 'On the animals called "Monkeys" in New South Wales. Sketches of New South Wales. No. XIV', TheSaturday Magazine 288: 249-50.
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19. Silesia is a historic region in central Europe, most of which is now contained within the borders of Poland, although there are small overflows into the Czech Republic and Germany.
21. Despite the skills in taxidermy John Gould acquired while at Windsor Castle, it has been said that the ambition which drove him was in large part fired by a desire to put as much distance between this background and him as possible. Whatever its origin, his ambition and drive vastly enriched Australian mammalogy and ornithology.
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2. Serventy, V. and Serventy, C. (1989), The Koala, Sydney: Child & Associates, p. 10.
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4. For background information on the specialist feeders, see H. Tyndale-Biscoe (2005), Life of Marsupials, Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing. I am also grateful to W. Foley for assistance he sent via email (correspondence 4 March 2007).
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17. Flannery, T.F. (1996), The Future Eaters, Sydney: Reed Books.
18. Pratt, A. (1937), Call of the Koala, Melbourne: Robertson & Mullens.
19. Congreve, P. and Betts, T.J. (1978), 'Eucalyptus plantations and preferences as food for a colony of koalas in Western Australia', in T.J. Bergin (ed.), The Koala: Proceedings of the Taronga symposium on koala biology, management and medicine, Sydney: Zoological Board of NSW, pp. 97-105.
20. U Nyo Tun (1993), 'Re-establishment of rehabilitated koalas in the wild and their use of habitat in Sheldon, Redland Shire, south-east Queensland with particular reference to dietary selection', MSc thesis, University of Queensland, Brisbane. Over the 12-month period, U Nyo Tun found that young foliage accounted for 5-35 per cent of the four koalas' diet, but mature foliage accounted for 50-90 per cent.
21. For the links between the water content of Eucalyptus foliage and the koala's minimum water requirements, see Hume, I.D. and Esson, C. (1993), 'Nutrients, antinutrients and leaf selection by captive koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus)', Australian Journal of Zoology 41: 379-92; and Pahl, L.I. and Hume, I.D. (1990), 'Preferences for Eucalyptus species of the New England Tablelands and an initial development of an artificial diet for koalas', in A.K. Lee, K.A. Lee and G.D. Sanson (eds), Biology of the Koala, Sydney: Surrey Beatty, pp. 123-8.
22. Melzer, A. (1994), 'Aspects of the ecology of the koala, Phascolarctos cinereus (Goldfuss, 1817), in the sub-humid woodlands of Central Queensland', PhD thesis, University of Queensland, Brisbane.
23. Ellis, W.A.H., Melzer, A., Green, B., Newgrain, K., Hindell, M.A. and Carrick, F.N. (1995), 'Seasonal variation in water flux, field metabolic rate and food consumption of freeranging koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus)', Australian Journal of Zoology 43: 59-68.
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26. Examples of references include Cork, S.J. and Sanson, G.D. (1990). Digestion and nutrition in the koala: a review. pp. 129-44. A.K. Lee, K.A. Handasyde and G.D. Sanson (eds.) Biology of the Koala. Surrey Beatty and Sons, Sydney; Braithwaite, L.W., Dudzinski, M.L. & Turner, J. (1983) Studies on the arboreal marsupials fauna of eucalypt forests being harvested for pulpwood at Eden, N.S.W II. Relationship between the fauna of density, richness and diversity, measured variables of the habitat. Australian Wildlife Research 10: 231-47; Moore, B.D. and Foley, W.J. (2000), 'A review of feeding and diet selection in koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus)', Australian Journal of Zoology 48: 317-33.
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30. Lawler, I.R., Stapley, J., Foley, W.J. and Eschler, B.M. (1999), 'Ecological example of conditioned flavour aversion in plant-herbivore interactions: Effect of terpenes of Eucalyptus leaves on feeding by common ringtail and brushtail possums', Journal of Chemical Ecology 25: 401-15.
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35. B. Moore, email correspondence with author, 11 April 2006. Dr Moore supplied the figure for the book published by Martin & Handasyde (1999).
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38. Osawa, R., Blanshard, W.H. and O'Callaghan, P.G. (1993), 'Microbiological studies of the intestinal microflora of the koala, Phascolarctos cinereus. II. Pap, a special maternal faeces consumed by juvenile koalas', Australian Journal of Zoology 41: 611-20.
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1. Gould, J. (1845-63), The Mammals ofAustralia, London: the author. Republished with modern notes by J.M. Dixon. Macmillan Australia. (1983).
2. Mitchell, P.J. (1991a), 'The home ranges and social activity of koalas—a quantitative analysis', in A.K. Lee, K.A. Handasyde and G.D. Sanson (eds), Biology of the Koala, Sydney: Surrey Beatty, pp. 171-87.
3. Smith, M.T.A. (1979a), 'Behaviour of the koala, Phascolarctos cinereus (Goldfuss) in captivity. I. Non-social behaviour', Australian Wildlife Research 6: 117-28. Despite the amount of indigestible material the koala consumes it defecates almost as rarely as it urinates. Typically, the koala will defecate while resting, and an adult koala will produce around 78 dry pellets a day.
4. Degabriele, R. and Dawson, T. (1979), 'Metabolism and heat balance in an arboreal marsupial, the koala Phascolarctos cinereus , Journal of Comparative Physiology B 134: 293-301.
5. See Mitchell (1991a).
6. Robbins, M. and Russell, E. (1978), 'Observations on movements and feeding activity of the koala in a semi-natural situation', in T.J. Bergin (ed.), The Koala: The proceedings of the Taronga symposium, Sydney: Zoological Parks Board of NSW, pp. 29-41. Of the 34 per cent of feeding behaviour that occurred during the day, Robbins and Russell found that most took place between 1600 and 2000 hours. Some feeding behaviour was observed between 1100 and 1400 hours.
7. Sharp, L.L. (1980), 'Behaviour of the koala Phascolarctos cinereus (Goldfuss)', BSc (Hons) thesis, Monash University, Melbourne.
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9. Logan, M. and Sanson, G.D. (2002), 'The effects of tooth wear on the activity patterns of free-ranging koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus Goldfuss)', Australian Journal of Zoology 50: 281—92.
10. See Smith (1979a). Smith found the hand was used for only 6.8 per cent of grooming motions, the mouth for 5.2 per cent and that the koala used its inbuilt comb on 88 per cent of occasions.
11. See Mitchell (1991a).
12. See a review by Melzer, A. and Houston, W. (2001), An overview of the understanding of koala ecology: how much more do we need to know. pp. 6-45. In K. Lyons, A. Melzer, F. Carrick & D. Lamb (eds.) The Research and Management of Non-urban Koala Populations. Central Queensland University, Rockhampton.
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8. Given that Taronga Zoo had been keeping koalas for over 20 years by this time, it must be assumed that the early records are incomplete. If animals of both sexes were kept together, it is extremely unlikely that there would have been no successful births during this time.
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16. Email correspondence between the author and anonymous person at Los Angeles Zoo, 30 June 2006. A full history can be found in S. Ransom (1982), 'The saga of six koalas', Zoo View (Spring): 12-13.
17. I am grateful to Achim Winkler, Director of Zoo Duisburg in Germany, for this information, sent via email 20 April 2006. Herr Winkler is the coordinator for the European koala zoo population and provided the details of all zoos currently holding koalas in Europe and those that have held them relatively recently. San Diego Zoo's loans to zoos in Europe began with Dublin Zoo receiving a pair of animals in 1988, followed by London Zoo in 1989. Subsequently koalas were sent to Lisbon Zoo (1991), Antwerp Zoo (1993), Zoo Duisburg (1994), Barcelona Zoo (1994), Tierpark Berlin-Friedrichsfelde (1994), Wild Animal Park Planckendael in Belgium (1998), Zoo Aquarium Madrid (2001), Zoo Parc de Beauval in France (2002), Zoo Vienna (2002) and, most recently, Edinburgh Zoo and Skansen Akvariet Zoo in Sweden (2005).
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1. John Hill (2005), 'Koala Crisis Fixed With $4 Million Injection', media release dated 23 May 2005 at www.ministers.sa.gov.au/minister. asp?mId=10&pId=6&sId=4612 (date accessed 2 January 2006).
2. These include six islands off the Queensland coast, one in inland New South Wales and one off the Tasmanian coast. Koala populations have also been established on a further seven islands off the Victorian coast, and three inland islands, while in South Australia animals have been translocated to Kangaroo Island off the coast and Goat Island in the Murray River. See the table below for the area (in hectares) of islands which currently or have previously held koala populations.
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