- I have been living in Avalon for nearly a year and had hoped to see a koala with no such luck. My friend says there's none left and hasn't been for years. Is this true? This really saddens me, especially as some of my neighbours are making their best efforts to get rid of our local grey headed flying fox colony. We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful and naturally diverse area. Why is the human race so intent in destroying everything in its pathway?