Our four furry ladies all look cute and cuddly but can you tell them apart? Here’s a guide to figure out who’s who!
Let’s start with our baby of the bunch, Idalia! She’s one of the easiest koalas to identify, with a face that everyone just falls in love with. Look out for the smallest koala climbing around in the morning just before feeding time at 9.30am. Being the youngest of our four koalas, Idalia is just full of energy!
Idalia is also more adventurous in her food choices and is willing to try out different types of eucalyptus leaves. Koalas are fussy eaters and they enjoy only 40 to 50 variants out of around 600 types of eucalypt.
P.S. Idalia also has an endearing cross-legged sitting pose that she sometimes adopts when viewing her adoring fans. See if you can spot it.
Paddle is currently our heaviest koala, weighing in at 6.2kg. (Whoops, maybe we shouldn’t have revealed the lady’s weight).
She’s also the oldest of the quartet, having turned 9 years old this year. The “mother” of the group seems to dote on Idalia and can often be found spending some quality time with her.
Paddle is a bit more reserved and gentle around keepers. Her personality is somewhat similar to a dignified older lady and she occasionally greets keepers with a “face sniff”.
Looking for Princess Pellita? Keep an eye out for our little pampered koala, as she’s the one who absolutely loves to be hand-fed! She has the best appetite and will eat almost every variety of eucalyptus leaf offered. She is also our second heaviest koala at around 6kg.
Our little princess is most active in the morning and late afternoons, so don’t forget to look out for her if you visit our koalas then.
See a lone koala hanging out on a branch or just wandering around the exhibit? That’s Chan! Our sassy lady loves her independence and can often be found exploring the exhibit alone.
However, she’s also the most interactive and intelligent koala and likes to investigate new things. She’s the friendliest to keepers and occasionally follows them around during feeding time.
Now that you’re equipped with ‘koala-spotting’ skills, head down to Singapore Zoo and test them out. Our furry ladies can’t wait to meet you!