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Date 150812 Location: Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh'Photo by Mark Owens''Photo caption: ''Bearing Up...'Yabbra the Koala yesterday confirmed that he was a huge Australian Defence Force Band fan after its three talented singers serenaded him at Edinburgh Zoo with a flavour of their repertoire from this year's acclaimed production of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (until August 25th). 'The lovable and unique Australian icon was so enamoured with the visit of Cpl Deborah Cotton, Musician Mark Nivet and Able Seaman Stephanie Monk that he eventually climbed down off his eucalyptus perch to offer the gifted trio a warm Edinburgh welcome.'After the surprise visit and impromptu entertainment, 6 year-old Yabbra declared it would be difficult without a daily dose of song from his Australian compatriots. 'Members of the Band of the Australian Defence Force were visiting Edinburgh Zoo yesterday whilst taking a well-deserved break from performing at this month's Castle Esplanade spectacular. ''For further information cont
Date 150812 Location: Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh'Photo by Mark Owens''Photo caption: ''Bearing Up...'Yabbra the Koala yesterday confirmed that he was a huge Australian Defence Force Band fan after its three talented singers serenaded him at Edinburgh Zoo with a flavour of their repertoire from this year's acclaimed production of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (until August 25th). 'The lovable and unique Australian icon was so enamoured with the visit of Cpl Deborah Cotton, Musician Mark Nivet and Able Seaman Stephanie Monk that he eventually climbed down off his eucalyptus perch to offer the gifted trio a warm Edinburgh welcome.'After the surprise visit and impromptu entertainment, 6 year-old Yabbra declared it would be difficult without a daily dose of song from his Australian compatriots. 'Members of the Band of the Australian Defence Force were visiting Edinburgh Zoo yesterday whilst taking a well-deserved break from performing at this month's Castle Esplanade spectacular. ''For further information cont
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YABBRA the Koala had truly bonza afternoon at Edinburgh Zoo this week after being serenaded by the Australian Defence Force Band.

The music-loving marsupial enjoyed the visit by Cpl Deborah Cotton, musician Mark Nivet and Able Seaman Stephanie Monk – who are all performing at the Tattoo – so much he climbed down off his eucalyptus perch to offer the trio a warm Edinburgh welcome.

Members of the band visited the zoo while taking a break from performing at this month’s show.