30 Jan '15, 11am

Koalas coming? These signs are up at the #SingaporeZoo

Koalas coming? These signs are up at the #SingaporeZoo

SINGAPORE: A pair, or two, of Koalas could be bound for Singapore from Australia as Singapore celebrates 50 years of independence and as the two countries mark five decades of diplomatic relations. In response to media queries, the Australian High Commission in Singapore told Channel NewsAsia: "There could be some warm and furry creatures coming Singapore's way but they are quite shy and we don't want to scare them away lest they decide to cancel the trip." When Channel NewsAsia visited the Singapore Zoo on Friday (Jan 30), the Australian Outback exhibit was closed. There were signs saying the exhibit was preparing for a "new arrival from Down Under". There were also two icons of koalas on the signs. A notice on the Singapore Zoo website said the exhibit has been closed since Jan 21 and will be shut for approximately three months for upgrading works. A keeper confirmed to ...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/koalas-boun...

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