Tue. 11th Dec 2018

Koalas from Caversham Wildlife Park WA Australia

Koalas from Caversham Wildlife Park WA Australia
Meet the Koalas
The Koala is commonly called a ‘Koala Bear’, however this is incorrect. The Koala is a Marsupial; the female has a pouch. The baby, called a joey, is born after a very short gestation (approx 35 days) and does all of its growing and developing inside the mum’s pouch for 6-7 months. The pouch is backwards facing (opposite to the Kangaroo). The Koala has an average lifespan of approx 10 years in the wild. The Koala feeds on Eucalyptus leaves, which are not only very low in nutrition, but also toxic to most animals. To cope with this diet, nature had equipped Koalas with a specialized digestive system which breaks down the toxins. The Koala also has a very slow metabolic rate. Koalas sleep for between 18 and 20 hours in every 24 hour period, as a way of conserving energy.

Caversham Wildlife Park introduces visitors to the unique selection of wildlife in Western Australia, from iconic native species to farm animals and rich bird life.

Koalas from Caversham Wildlife Park WA Australia

Koalas from Caversham Wildlife Park WA Australia.
Meet the Koalas -Daily Session Times in Caversham Wildlife Park

9.00am to 9.30am

11.30am to 12.00pm

2.30pm to 3.00pm

4.00pm to 4.30pm

David and Pat own and operate Caversham Wildlife Park with their son David & daughter Debbie.
When they purchased the park in 1988, the park housed a small collection of animals and birds on a modest 5 acre (2ha) property. A few years later, the park doubled in size, when the family purchased the adjoining property and the collection started to boom. In May 2003, the family designed and built a new park in Whiteman Park, once again, more than doubling in size.

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