Sooky the koala was born in January of this year at the San Diego Zoo and is now making regular appearances with mom. These pictures were taken on Sunday and if I lived within driving distance of the SD Zoo, I would be sure to check this little girl out soon!
This looks fun. Kind of like a really slow, really furry motorcylce.
Keepers at Australia's Wildlife Wonderland Park were amazed to discover that their resident koala had given birth to twins last week. Unfortunately there is only room for one koala joey at a time in mom's pouch and baby Kialla was forced out. Keepers are hand raising the baby koala, which requires round the clock care.
This past Friday the L.A. Zoo unveiled its newest little baby koala. While this fuzzy little friend was actually born in April, at that time it was only three-fourths of an inch long and immediately climbed into mom's pouch. Called a joey, this little boy or girl has been in the pouch ever since. That is, until last week! These are the first pics of the little guy out of the pouch with mom.
Between six and twelve months, little koalas are weaned from milk to eucalyptus as they stick their heads out of the pouch to eat partially digested leaves. After a year, the joey will leave the pouch for good.
may have been christened “Logan”, but as soon as
Dreamworld’s superstar emerged from his mum’s
pouch and took a first glimpse of the world late in late 2007, he was
dubbed “Frank” for his extraordinary blue eyes.
a little puff of fur with intense blue eyes, kind of like a Mel
Gibson with a bit more fluff. Or Sinatra without the croon,”
said Dreamworld’s Life Sciences Supervisor, Michelle Barnes. "I
have worked with koalas for 14 years and have never seen a blue eyed
A natural born performer like his namesake!
Photos Courtesy of Dreamworld on
Australia's Gold Coast