Can someone who has taken this tour or a representative from Tauck give me an answer to this question? Are we allowed to hold koalas at certain parks? I was informed that this practice is no longer allowed. However, I recently received a copy of tauck's preview collection for 2015, and page 25 clearly shows a photo of travelers holding a koala. I do understand that this bear is an endangered animal. If that is the case, and after reading various posts, I realize that many have done this and wondered how this was arranged.