Kooka came to WILDLIFE Sydney Zoo in 2007 from a wildlife carer.

He had been hit by a car and sustained a broken left wing and has a condition they refer to as “scissor beak” where the upper and lower mandibles cross over.

His injuries mean that he would be unable to survive in the wild as he is unable to fly and his beak would prevent him from eating properly.

To care for Kooka, zoo keepers provide him with low perches and they routinely file his beak to ensure he doesn’t have difficulty in eating.


Print Care


This print has been professionally printed with pigment archival inks on smooth semi-gloss photo paper.
This paper has high archival qualities, is resistant to yellowing & moisture.

To preserve your photograph we recommend that you frame behind glass so the print does not touch the glass.

Kooka, Kookaburra (Square)

  • A3 Square: Image size approx 25x25cm, with a 2cm white border (this allows for safe handling so no finger prints touch the print)

    Framing is not included in price, but custom framing available, please request a quote.

  • The 100% virgin fibre media is sourced from sustainable forests and has received the Nordic Swan Award; the most demanding ecological mark in international paper. The manufacturing mill maintains ISO14001 Environmental Management System Certification, recycles water, uses waste products as an energy source with waste and effluent treatment systems in place. There are no detectable dioxin discharges in the manufacture of this product.

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