Native Australian Animals, and Others at Hunter Valley Zoo


The Australian Koala, – he/she can sleep for 18 hours a day, and lives off a diet of eucalyptus leaves. They have a lifespan of 13-18 years.

One real threat to the species is chlamydia.

Koala populations have been declining in Australia and in 2022 were recognised officially as endangered.


Pictured above an albino Kangaroo,


The Meerkat has a lifespan of 12-14 years.