July 16, 2008

Koala Expert Hosts Zoo Talk

AN animal activist known around the world as Koala Woman has hosted a talk at Edinburgh Zoo.

Australian Deborah Tabart visited the zoo yesterday to speak about her two decades of fighting for the rights of the animals across the world.

She chose to visit the zoo when she learned that it was one of few UK facilities that were home to koalas.

She said she was keen to impress upon those present the plight the bears faced.

She said: "The koala is the flagship species for animals all over the world who are struggling to survive environmental degradation and habitat loss."

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