Adorable Koala Joey at Cleveland Zoo Officially Leaves His Mom’s Pouch
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.
This Story Originally Appeared On People.