Longleat Safari Park says the remaining koalas in its conservation challenge are “extremely robust”, although one animal died earlier this yr.
In October 2018, 5 southern koalas have been flown to the UK, as a part of plans to create a back-up inhabitants away from the illnesses and threats they face of their native Australia.
Inside just a few weeks, one feminine grew to become sick with a kidney illness and the park stated it had no selection however to place her down.
The Born Free Basis argues the scheme is not viable with such a small variety of koalas and says it’s only a money-making ploy.
However Longleat says the challenge is contributing to analysis that helps koalas within the wild, and a few of the earnings will go instantly into conserving koalas.
The koala enclosure opens to the general public on Friday.