'Ready to Meet the Public': Chicago Zoo Welcomes Koalas for First Time

For the first time in its 90-year history, Brookfield Zoo Chicago has become home to koalas, after welcoming two males, Brumby and Willum, in early June.

The pair arrived at the zoo on June 10 and “have been acclimating to their new home” at the Hamill Family Play Zoo.

Brookfield Zoo said the arrival of the marsupials marked an important step in its “continued commitment to species conservation and environmental education.”

As of Tuesday, June 18, the koalas were settled into their new enclosure and “ready to meet the public,” according to the zoo. Credit: Brookfield Zoo Chicago via Storyful