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Koala Joey Out of Pouch at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: April 14, 2021 12:40 am

Koala Joey Wild Life Sydney Zoo

The first koala joey for the year has emerged from its pouch at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

Photo Credit: WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo have celebrated as the first koala joey of the season emerges from its pouch. The now six and a half month old joey weighs in at just 500g (17.6oz).

When it was first born the joey would of been the size of a jellybean. As a marsupial koalas raise their joey in a pouch on their belly.

Koala Joey Wild Life Sydney Zoo

The first koala joey for the year has emerged from its pouch at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

Photo Credit: WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

Now keepers need a name for the joey. As is tradition at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo the joey will be named with the first letter of its mom's name which is Kyara.

Entries in the naming competition are open from April 13th till 20th with the winner to be announced on Friday April 23rd 2021.

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Ashley Wombey, Keeper at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo says, “Our little joey has started to make a regular appearance in the mornings and afternoons, much to the delight of our guests.


“Just like Kyara (her mum) this little bub is very lively and loves to climb! Sometimes she climbs all over Kyara’s head when all mum wants to do is sleep! Kyara is very patient with her little girl and makes sure she is always comfy!


Now we need your help naming her! Just remember, the suggestions should begin with the letter ‘K’ to keep up with the tradition.”

Koala Joey Wild Life Sydney Zoo

The first koala joey for the year has emerged from its pouch at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

Photo Credit: WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

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

Learn more about WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo on their website – WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

Koala Joey Wild Life Sydney Zoo

The first koala joey for the year has emerged from its pouch at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

Photo Credit: WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

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