October #KoalaOfTheMonth is Zack! Zack is very pugnacious and always a bit ahead of the game!!
Zack is a young fellow with a lot of guts. He is pushing into dominant male Anzac’s home range – which no-one else has dared to do for years. We are all so impressed with his courage, but worried for him as well!
Zack was first seen in October 2013. We see a lot of young males moving around in spring each year. Most appear briefly, then disappear again, but Zack stuck around. We’ve been seeing him on an off now for two years. We hope he can find a little home of his own near us!
Zack has a distinct, and obvious, unique nose pattern. Can you see the bright white patches in his nostrils and how they are similar both sides, but not quite the same?
Once you know a koala by their nose you’ll rarely mistake their identity, even if other features change.
When we first met Zack he looked like a 3 or 4 year old – chubby small face, big eyes, dark grey fur.
Two years later, he is now a mature male and looks every bit of it – big, broad head, lighter dove grey fur, big shoulders.
Watch out next Monday for November #koalaOfTheMonth Pat – mother of #KoalaClancy.