Saturday, January 12, 2008

Frankie, the blue-eyed koala bear

With his piercing blue eyes, tiny Frankie is one of a kind - the world's only blue-eyed koala.

His striking peepers have dumbfounded animal carers at his Dreamworld home on the Gold Coast.
Initially worried, staff ran tests but found that apart from some reduced pigmentation, Frankie, dubbed after ol' blue eyes Frank Sinatra, had perfect vision.

Dreamworld supervisor Michelle Barnes said she doubted her own vision when she first saw Frankie's eyes.

While Frankie, now nine months old, was the centre of media attention yesterday, the general public will have to wait a couple of months before he is ready to face the public for the first time.

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