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Koala Joey, Kalani Settles in to Life at Australia Zoo

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: September 18, 2021 1:00 am

Kalani Koala Joey at Australia Zoo

Kalani the koala joey clings to the back of mother Koya in the Mums n Bubs' Nursery at Australia Zoo

Photo Credit: Australia Zoo

Australia Zoo has welcomed nine koala joeys in to the family this breeding season. The new arrivals are growing in the Mums n Bubs' Nursery habitat.

Here we get to meet Kalani one of the joeys born to mother Koya. Koya was named by the BTS Army Australia in honor of Namjoon from the Korean band, BTS.

Businesses or members of the public are occasionally given a chance to name a koala joey alongside a suitable donation or sponsorship opportunity.

Kalani Koala Joey at Australia Zoo

Kalani the koala joey clings to the back of mother Koya in the Mums n Bubs' Nursery at Australia Zoo

Photo Credit: Australia Zoo

“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 Wildlife Warrior Bindi Irwin.

“At Australia Zoo, we are proud to be involved in a breeding program for koalas as their numbers are severely threatened in the wild."

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

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The koala is threatened across Australia as their numbers drop due to deforestation. When trees disappear so do the koalas which rely on them.

Another major threat to their survival is disease such as chlamydia, conflict with humans, wildfires and attacks by domestic pets.

Kalani Koala Joey at Australia Zoo

Kalani the koala joey clings to the back of mother Koya in the Mums n Bubs' Nursery at Australia Zoo

Photo Credit: Australia Zoo

Kalania and the other koala joeys at the zoo will spend the next year with mom. They learn important skills such as climbing trees, grooming and how to pick the eucalyptus leaves which they rely on for food.

Australia Zoo support a range of program to help ensure that animals such as the koala will thrive in to the future.

Kalani Koala Joey at Australia Zoo

Kalani the koala joey clings to the back of mother Koya in the Mums n Bubs' Nursery at Australia Zoo

Photo Credit: Australia Zoo

Learn more about Koalas here – Koala Fact File | The Animal Facts

Learn more about Australia Zoo on their website – Australia Zoo

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