Melbourne Zoo welcomes first baby koala in 8 years

Melbourne Zoo is celebrating the newest member of its koala family. An adorable unnamed 5-month old joey is just starting to peek out of its mother’s pouch.

This baby is the first koala to be born at the zoo in over eight years.

Melbourne Zoo’s Australian Bush Keeper Madly Jamison talks about some of the progress the little joey has made as it continues its life inside its mother’s pouch.”So we’ve started to see the baby pop its head out of the pouch, which is really, really cool. And we’ve started to see it start to get its little arms out and also have a little bit if a sniff of the gum, which is, He’s checking it- checking it all out.”

The joey will remain safely inside its mother’s pouch for about a year before it starts exploring the world outside.

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