In the Park «Gan Guru» in the valley of Beit Shean dead Koala Milo — the last living in Israel, the representative of these animals. Milo was 14 years old.
Milo was born at the zoo in Melbourne in 2004. At kibbutz NIR David, where there is a zoo, «Gan Guru», Milo immigrated at the age of two.
«Gan Guru» said that in the last time, Milo began to experience the first signs of aging. A few days ago the animal began to dramatically lose weight. Milo also began to drink water, which is considered unusual for koalas that get water by eating the leaves of eucalyptus trees.
Milo belonged to the rare species of the «South» of koalas that live in only four zoos outside of Australia — in South Africa, Japan, Hong Kong and, until recently, in Israel.
Southern koalas are much more Northern, and can weigh up to 14 pounds.