07/02/2023 in Edinburgh Zoo
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) has shared the first pictures of two koala joeys born at Edinburgh Zoo to mums Kalari and Inala.
Keepers at the wildlife conservation charity have confirmed the youngsters are both female and only recently started to emerge from the pouch where newborn koalas spend their first few months.
Lorna Hughes, animal team leader at RZSS, said “We are delighted both joeys are doing well and we are beginning to see them more and more. They are the only Queensland koalas in the UK which makes every newborn really special.
“With their species facing many threats in the wild, the two new girls give our charity an incredibly exciting opportunity to engage and inspire even more visitors to help protect, value and love wildlife around the world.”
The names of the joeys will be chosen by RZSS supporters in the coming weeks.