KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Catch the koalas at the Kansas City Zoo before they head back west to sunny San Diego. You have until November 30th to see these cuddly creatures.
“I love them. I wish they had been awake and neither of them were and they only had two. We were glad to see them before they left Kansas City,” said Betty Rutledge.
This is the first time Rutledge has seen a real koala. That’s the same for many of these visitors.
They arrived in the summer, celebrated their third birthday and are soon heading out. Zoo Director, Randy Wisthoff, said the koalas have been great ambassadors, even driving attendance up. He said they’re hoping to reach one million visitors by the end of the year
“Every once in a while they do move. You get to see them eat. There are so few in U.S. zoos, to come see them even if they are sleeping is kind of new,” he said.
These two little guys don’t move around much, but stop by the zoo before they permanently check out of Kansas City.
After these koalas leave, there will be some replacement animals coming in, such as the swamp monkey.