After an exciting announcement of the birth of the lowland nyala calf Yara, another two new members have been introduced to the Edinburgh Zoo family: this time, they’re two koala joeys. Two baby koalas have now emerged from their mother’s pouches, and there’s a brand new video to show just how fluffy they are.
Edinburgh Zoo made an official announcement of the baby koalas on Tuesday, February 7, and shared the first pictures of the adorable youngsters. Born to mothers Inala and Kalari, the newborn koalas appear to be curious and playful, and have just the cutest faces.
The koala joeys have both been confirmed to be female by the keepers at the wildlife conservation charity after spending the first few months of their lives inside the mother’s pouches. However, the names are set to be picked out in the coming weeks by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland supporters. And yesterday (February 8), a new video showed the baby koalas exploring on their mother’s backs, enjoying a tasty snack, and overall just being unbelievably adorable.
Lorna Hughes, animal team leader at RZSS, said: “We are delighted both joeys are doing well and we are beginning to see them more and more. They are the only Queensland koalas in the UK which makes every newborn really special.”
“With their species facing many threats in the wild, the two new girls give our charity an incredibly exciting opportunity to engage and inspire even more visitors to help protect, value and love wildlife around the world.”