Cleveland Zoo Welcomes Adorable Baby Koala for the First Time in 10 Years
The baby Koala is the first child for proud parents Mackenzie and Nyoonbi
The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has welcomed a very special addition to its family Tuesday.
For the first time in nearly a decade, a baby koala was born at the Ohio-based zoo, which is home to hundreds of diverse species.
The birth of the baby koala, known as a joey, is a first for proud parents Mackenzie and Nyoonbi.
As the zoo explained on Instagram, joeys live in their mom’s pouch for 6 months, so zookeepers had been keeping a close eye on Mackenzie after first noticing possible pouch movements back in May.
On Tuesday, the joey officially left the pouch & climbed onto mom Mackenzie's lap, the zoo said.
According to the zoo, guests have the opportunity to see the adorable mother-baby duo at the Gumleaf Hideout in the zoo's Australian Adventure exhibit on even-numbered calendar dates between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Tickets to see the joey can be bought here.