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The First Ever South Aussie Koala To Be Born In Europe Has Arrived!

Our beautiful Southern Aussie Koalas have welcomed their first baby in Europe!

In 2018, Adelaide's Cleland Wildlife Park sent koalas Dennis, Maizie, Coorong and Violet to Wiltshire's Longleat Safari and Wildlife Parks to raise the animals' profile throughout Europe.

On Wednesday, it was revealed that Violet had given birth to her first joey, who currently remains unnamed. 

Koala Life Chairman, Chris Daniels, said the joey's arrival would help Longleat and Koala Life better develop and understand the captive breeding methodology and animal husbandry.

Longleat Chairman Ceawlin Thynn said the birth of the first baby southern koala was something his team had been working towards and hoping for since it launched the new facility three years ago.

"We are delighted with how well both mother and baby are doing," he said.

"As well as being a first for us, this is also Violet's first experience of motherhood, and she is proving to be a caring and attentive parent.

"We are still not fully sure on the sex of the joey but hope to get a better idea when it starts to spend more time outside of the pouch."