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John Ball Zoo looking forward to welcoming a pair of koalas for the summer season

Posted at 8:19 AM, Apr 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-15 09:35:13-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — There are some new furry visitors that will be making their way to John Ball Zoo for the summer.

A pair of koalas will be coming to the zoo from San Diego!

The two male koalas are called Aluca and Narundi and will be making their way to Grand Rapids in the next few weeks.

Before their big trip, however, a veterinarian from John Ball Zoo headed out to San Diego to check on them.

The koalas had a full physical before their cross-country journey to make sure they were healthy.

Next week, a keeper from Grand Rapids will head out to San Diego to become acquainted with the koalas before their trip.

The koalas will arrive in May and will be in Grand Rapids throughout the summer.