Zoo Miami to introduce new young male koala ‘Milo’

Zoo Miami to introduce new young male koala 'Milo'
Zoo Miami to introduce new young male koala 'Milo'

MIAMI, Fla. (WFLA) – Zoo Miami is set to unveil its newest addition – a young male koala.

Zoo officials say in a statement that the nearly 5-year-old marsupial named Milo will be officially introduced to the public on Tuesday at the koala exhibit.

Milo arrived at the zoo May 3 from the San Diego Zoo. He has been in quarantine while getting accustomed to his new home.

Milo is a Queensland koala and was born at the San Diego Zoo in 2011.

The zoo’s koala exhibit has been empty since February 2015 following the death of Cobber, a 19-year-old koala who officials say at the time was one of the oldest koalas in the country.

Zoo officials say Milo will eventually be paired with a female koala as part of a breeding program.

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