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  • Location: Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Fig Tree Pocket, Queensland, Australia
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  • Info: Live video camera showing female Koalas at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Queensland, Australia. The koala forest exhibit is where a number of the female koalas live and even has outdoor air conditioning to keep the ladies cool! You may also see local Butcherbirds paying a visit as well.

More info: Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is set in 18 hectares of parkland next to the Brisbane River. It is the largest and oldest koala sanctuary in the world. When it first opened in 1927 it had just 2 koalas called Jack and Jill and today the sanctuary has over 300. The sanctuary was established to provide a safe refuge to sick, injured, and orphaned koalas, at a time when they were being killed for their fur. The name of the koala sanctuary comes from a type of pine tree called a Lone Pine.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is one of the few places that cuddling and holding a koala is still allowed. Banned in New South Wales and Victoria, holding a koala is legal in Queensland under strict conditions that ensure that each animal is handled for less than 30 minutes a day, and gets every third day off.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary opened their new world-class koala science and research facility, the Brisbane Koala Science Institute, in June 2018. The facility is home to two full-time research staff, a research laboratory, and a ‘Koala Biobank’ (koala genetic depository). Through joint projects with universities and other research establishments, the Institute will be working towards real, practical outcomes for local koala populations.