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Zoo Miami Welcomes New Koala

Milo the koala arrived in South Florida from the San Diego Zoo on May 3

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    5-Year-Old Koala, Milo, Makes Public Debut at Miami Zoo

    The exhibit at the Miami Zoo has been empty since February 2015 when the 19-year-old there koala died. But a new 5-year-old male koala named Milo arrived from the San Diego Zoo on May 3 and made his public appearance at the end of May. (Published Wednesday, June 1, 2016)

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    Zoo Miami is welcoming the arrival of a young male koala named Milo, who arrived in South Florida from the San Diego Zoo on May 3.

    Milo had to remain in quarantine when he arrived to make sure he was healthy and acclimated to his new environment, the zoo said.

    Zoo Miami’s koala exhibit has been empty since the death of the zoo's 19-year-old koala Cobber last February. He was one of the oldest koalas in the country.

    Milo, a Queensland koala, was born at the San Diego Zoo in July 2011. He'll celebrate his fifth birthday July 2.

    Milo made his first public appearance on Tuesday.