A Little Bit Shy
Taronga zoo was about to close. I had a niggling feeling to take just one more quick walk around the koala enclosure. I saw this shy looking koala bathed by the late afternoon sun.
Koalas are losing significant amounts of habitat due to urban sprawl and logging. Many years ago, koalas lived in Avalon, a few suburbs from where I live on Sydney's northern beaches. Even in the 1970s, there were an estimated 123 individuals, then a population decline of an estimated six individuals in 1993. Sadly, there is none left.