THIS JUST IN: Kute Klinging Koala

This is the story of a koala so adorable, he could only be called Crescent Head Jimmy. Orphaned in 2009 and weighing less than two pounds, Jimmy was rescued by Koala Hospital Port Macquarie, who raised him and returned him to the wild. Years later, a collection of his photos became a Internet sensation.

More kuddly koala kuteness on Australia’s Facebook page.


  1. That reminds me of those koala clip-on toys that we had in the 80’s. Put them on pencils and everything.

  2. projectgenesis says:

    Don’t usually say anything but I saw your comment Kar, and had to come add:

    I work as a housekeeper at a hotel outside Yellowstone NP, and have received several of those clip-ons from our Aussie guests instead of tips! They’re so darn cute; they usually end up living on the handle to my fridge door. <3

  3. chris C. says:

    I had a collection of those. I wish I still had them. I use to put them on my blue gene jacket collar and rear view mirror.

  4. noellesbootcutkittenpants says:

    I just had a koala one. Memories!

  5. 6rabbits says:

    On jean jacket and purse strap for me!

  6. Awwww! I want my very own day spa + laundry hamper….might make doing the laundry a bit more enjoyable :)

  7. Whoever belongs to the leg in the first picture must be yelling out some obscenities with those claws digging in to the leg..

  8. So adorable, so puncture-y. :D

  9. I thought that, too–ouch! You can actually see lines from where the claws have slid down the leg. Cute little hanger on, though.

  10. I had a pencil-holder like Jimmy!

  11. 260Oakley says:

    Last pick: Koala caught bear naked in a tummy laundering scandal refuses to reveal the name of his furry companion. Claims his euca-lip-tusses are sealed.

  12. You can lead a bear to a laundry basket, but you cannot make him squeal.

  13. It’s the Snuggle bear!

  14. Fird Birfle says:

    pssshaw Nope.

    This guy is WAY cuter than that guy. PLUS he’s organic and lifelike!!!

  15. Nooooooooooo!

  16. Of course all three pictures are un-bear-ably cute.

  17. Fird Birfle says:

    I concur.

  18. I checked my kitchen sink and my laundry basket, but all I found was dishes to clean and shirts to iron.

    There are some suspicious scratches on my legs though, so I will hold out hope…

  19. Fird Birfle says:

    Well-played, PM :)

  20. skippymom says:

    The last picture is all “HELLO, LADEEEEEZ!”
    That is perhaps the sexiest animal picture I have ever seen. Perhaps we need a new tag.

  21. Fird Birfle says:

    It’s twue. He’s goin’ all Tom Jones, on us.

    *begins humming “What’s New, Pussy cat??? whoooah whoah whoah….”*
    *considers tossing a pair of my unmentionables to the koala…decides not to do so…*

  22. I’d third that for a Bow-Chicka-Bow-Wow tag!

  23. “Howya doin’?” :mrgreen:

  24. Alice Shortcake says:

    Playgirl material if ever I saw it!

  25. skippymom says:

    The more I look at this picture, the more I feel kind of embarrassed.

  26. bob drummond says:

    That was simply adorable Theresa ! Luv that wildcat kitten !!!

  27. Theresa says:

    Truthfully is it as bad as farting kittens?

  28. SlaveToCat says:

    Ahhh ahhhhhh nothing like drip drying by free balling in the living room after a steamy eucalyptus bath in the sink.

  29. bob drummond says:

    STEAMY EUCALYPTUS BATH ! Sounds veeeerrryy Inviting !!

  30. Fird Birfle says:

    PS: YAY Mike in re entire thing but espesh. the hoovertext re. hiking boots :)

    *breaks out into loud, boisterous applause, from the bleacher seats*

  31. Shake those pom pons, Firdie!

  32. Fird Birfle says:

    like thees, ceejoe??

  33. Pouting. You know why.

  34. Ok, if we all pitch in, maybe we can afford two sets of pom pons, then Fird can give Theresa back hers. What do you all say???

  35. skippymom says:

    About how much does a new set cost, anybody know? Come to think of it, where the heck does one buy them?

  36. oooooohhh…. let’s get the shiny ones!!

  37. 6rabbits says:

    I’m not sure OTC pom poms are sturdy enuff to withstand the vigor and frequency used by Fird and Theresa! Surely we can afford 2 of something more durable? :-)

  38. Fird Birfle says:

    But Theresa: I DID give you yours, back (but let’s not tell ev’rybuddy else, ‘k?
    ‘Cuz that way they’ll get the new ones, as well. ;) )

    It’s in the post the other day where several peeps asked. At the moment I don’t recall which post but it was about 24/48 hrs ago ….

    Also I rather like ceejoe’s analytical reason for her choice among the styles available!!

  39. Fird Birfle says:

    Just found ’em. The discussion is under the sleppy bebbeh alpaca video!!!
    I sent you a pic of ’em & everything!!! Kissy-kissy???

  40. Theresa says:

    Ah yes, Oriental Trading, source of all kinds of neon-colored plastic goodness! :D

  41. Fleurdamour says:

    Pic 1 – Claw-la
    Pic 2 – Mar-soap-ial
    Pic 3 – Euca-laundress

  42. bob drummond says:

    Pic 1 should read ” Claw-la -OUCH !!!!”

  43. skippymom says:

    If when I get home tonight there is not a little koala sitting beside my kitchen sink, I am going to make a BIG SCENE.

  44. Will this before or after you squish Eddy into your glass bowl?

  45. Fird Birfle says:

    poor Eddy.


  46. skippymom says:

    Poor Eddy my a**. He is so spoiled, and all he does is complain. Watch out or I’ll pack his bags and send him down to Jacksonville with your name and address on a tag around his neck.
    *obligatory disclaimer–yes of course I really do love poor Eddy*

  47. You can send Eddy to me in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada, skippymom :D

  48. Fird Birfle says:

    seems like a delightful solution to moi!!!

    (JK as long as you really *ARE* spoiling him, as nearly all cats deserve)

  49. Theresa says:

    Wait, don’t you always do that anyway? :mrgreen:

  50. Fird Birfle says:


  51. Kari Callin says:

    Love the last picture!
    “Uh, whatcha doin’?”
    “Chillin’ like a villain!”

  52. “On penicillin!” :P

  53. *stares at her stuffed koala….and wills it to be the cute one in the pic*…c’mon! It’s gotta work!!!

  54. ahhhh mods. *pushes Tracylee out of her chair*…I think I get to sit here now :)

  55. AGH! I can’t handle this koala’s cuteness!

  56. Fird Birfle says:

    (hopefully this is the correct link. The compooter I’m at won’t allow me to preview.


  57. 6rabbits says:

    LOVE that movie, love that line! :-)

  58. That last photo has my DYING! On one hand he looks so baby cute and on the other hand he looks like he’s posing for Koala Playgirl! LOL! #pimpin’

  59. my laundry basket has no koala!!

  60. Does anyone else notice how weird koala paws are?

  61. Fird Birfle says:

    I did; particularly the SERIOUS talons on the paws/ feet. And then I remembered OH YEAH they spend their days suspended from tree trunks ….


  63. fleurdamour says:
  64. Koala is very proud of his man-pad (er, bin) there in the last pic.

    Why is my life not filled with baby koalas?

  65. Kute Klinging Koala? Ummm… Krusty Komedy Klassic, anyone?

  66. El Hijo Del Pants says:

    I absolutely adore this little K K… wait a minute, what the hell?

  67. Fird Birfle says:

    Koala Kardashian????

    no…he’s Kuter than they are.

  68. I keep thinking he’d sound like Ted with an Australian accent.


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