Koala Patrick dies at age 19

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-10-11
By: Maggie Huang, Taiwan News

The Taipei zoo said Patrick, a 19-year-old male Koala, died on the evening of Monday October 677446810 because of multiple organ failure.

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]

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