12 May '11, 1pm

"Banjo," the elderly stolen koala, safely returned to zoo | Asia One

"Banjo," the elderly stolen koala, safely returned to zoo | Asia One

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - An elderly koala stolen from an Australian wildlife park by bolt-cutter wielding thieves was returned home unscathed, with an anonymous phone tip-off leading keepers to a rubbish bin in the zoo's parking lot. "Banjo" the koala went missing earlier in the week after the koala-nappers used the cutters to break into his enclosure at the Australian Reptile Park in Somersby, two hours north of Sydney. His disappearance, which keepers said was the first koala theft from an Australian zoo, prompted fears for his safety since at 13 he was advanced in years, and being fed special daily supplements of vitamins and minerals in addition to his regular diet of eucalyptus leaves. But on Wednesday night, following the phone call, the park found him in a plastic rubbish bin covered with a milk crate, appearing frightened and mildly dehydrated but otherwise fine. Keeper...

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