New Koalas At Portland Zoo

Actress Virginia Madsen arrives at the 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards Jan. 16, 2006 in Beverly Hills, Calif. GETTY IMAGES/Frazer Harrison

A pair of koalas on loan from the San Diego Zoo went on display Tuesday at the Washington Park Zoo in Portland.

Tuckoni and Ouraka are in Portland thanks to a San Diego Zoo program that brings exposure to the animals, and helps raise funds in an attempt to save the marsupials native habitat in Australia.

The koalas are also getting a taste of Australian home cooking Portland style. Eucalyptus leaves from down under are being shipped especially for the auspicious Aussie guests.

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