Three’s a crowd – unless you’re a Koala joey at Australia's Taronga Zoo!
Keepers spotted joeys Sydney, Milli and Tucker snoozing and spooning happily together. The trio have been tree-mates in the Zoo’s Koala Encounter area for the past month, since moving away from their mothers.
Photo Credits: Ellen Wilson (1,2); Paul Fahy (3,4,5,6,7,8)
The two females, Sydney and Milli, are nearly 18 months old, while male Tucker is the youngest at 12 months old.
Koala keeper, Laura Jones said the trio are enjoying their time together and can often be spotted eating or sleeping close together – and occasionally on top of each other.
“Tucker is usually the poor guy on the bottom. I think he goes to sleep first and then the girls find a comfy spot on top of him,” said Laura. “He’s seems to quite like it at the moment though, as it may remind him of cuddling with his mum.”
Part of Taronga Zoo’s Koala breeding program, Sydney, Milli and Tucker all emerged from the pouch during last year’s breeding season. The Zoo has three more joeys getting ready to emerge this season.
See more Koala photos below the fold.