Great photo,Koalas are beautiful but as you said most are seen in zoos but i live 1.5hours north of Brisbane on the Sunshine Coast (Noosa Heads) which is about 3 hours north of Currumbin where you to this photo this and in the Noosa National Park we have Koalas still living in the bush by the ocean, if you get a chance to come back to Australia come up here you will love the area and the wildlife including kangaroos crossing some of our main streets
Koalas were my first favourite animal since I was 3 years old and when I was given my first stuffed-animal koala. This also actually sparked my ongoing interest in the country of Australia, and I began learning about all of the animals of Australia starting as a young girl.
But I always get very excited to see a photo of a koala, and THIS is really wonderful! You did a great job!