Snuggly Little Koala Joey Settles Into New Home Alongside Mother

A sweet little koala joey was one of Australia Zoo’s nine newest residents, as the Queensland facility’s koala breeding season got underway.

Baby Kalani was filmed settling into her new home at the zoo’s ‘Mums n Bubs’ nursery, alongside her mum Koya.

“We are so happy to welcome Kalani and her friends at Australia Zoo. These adorable little koala joeys are doing so well, and have adjusted to their habitat splendidly,” said Australia Zoo representative Bindi Irwin.

Recent bushfires and the consequences of ongoing excessive tree-clearing have posed a threat to koala population numbers, according to the World Wildlife Fund.

“This breeding program will help us further achieve a world where Kalani and her wild cousins will be protected for generations to come,” Irwin said.

This video shows a snuggly Kalani clinging on to the back of her mother at the zoo. Credit: Australia Zoo via Storyful

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