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These Baby Koalas Are Newly Out Of The Pouch And OMG They Are Cute

*unintelligible squealing noises*

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The as-yet-unnamed marsupial, who is seven months old, began popping out of his Mum Sydney's pouch in the past week.

The incredibly cute duo live at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia.

A koala spends the first months of its life in the pouch, only popping its head out in month five or six. By seven months, it is ready to face the world.

“It’s a bit hot inside that pouch on steamy summer days, so he’s started to climb out and sit on Sydney’s head or cling to her belly and back,” said koala keeper Laura Jones in a statement.

Like most of us, the joey will be putting on weight over the Christmas period.

“He’s still climbing back into the pouch occasionally, but it’s a tight squeeze and his arms or legs are often sticking out. By New Year’s Eve I don’t think he’ll fit back in."


“She’s begun to nibble on leaves while Mum is having breakfast," said Jones.

"She’s a bit awkward and clumsy trying to get the leaves into her mouth, but she’s getting better every day."

The Taronga Zoo media office told BuzzFeed News the names would have an "Australian theme" and be revealed in the new year.

Lane Sainty is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney, Australia.

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