By: Maggie Huang, Taiwan News
Patrick was one of the first koalas sent to the zoo. He was born at Australia’s Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and was sent to the Taipei Zoo in July 1999 when he was two years old.
The zoo staff found Patrick staying at the same place on the habitat shelf and reluctant to move last Saturday, with loss of appetite and a lack of energy. The Koala died two days later on Monday, according to the zoo.
The average lifespan for a koala is about 10 years in the wild. [SOURCE]