It’s The Weekend: What Do Ya Wanna Do?

6a010535647bf3970b01bb07e11c54970d-800wiHolly: U wanna hang on this tree and eat eucalyptus?
Bai’yali’: That sounds like the PLAN.
Holly: We did that last weekend, though.
Bai’yali’: And your point is….?

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Holly is one and Bai’yali’ is 15 months old- they live at Taronga Zoo in NSW, Australia. No, we don’t know which is which- they’re not wearing their little Koala football jerseys.

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Quoting the ZooBorns article, the pair “recently moved into a “Koala Crèche,”….

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“…designed to replicate Koala behaviors in the wild. From 12 months onwards, Koala joeys leave their mothers to find their own home ranges.”

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Thanks to Maureen P.

The Koalas Need YOUR Help!

Fires in Victoria and South Australia have left some Koalas with burned paws! International Fund for Animal Welfare/Australia (IFAW) has launched an appeal for mittens to be made for the furballs, some of which have burned paws due to the fires. :(. The mittens need to be 4.9″ wide, and 5.9″ tall.

Send to: IFAW, 6 Belmore Street–Surry Hills–Sydney NSW 2010. Phone: +61 2 9288 4900, and 1 800 00 IFAW. Questions? Send ‘em an email!

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The material needs to be 100% cotton. Click the image below to get a larger size you can print.

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Here’s a little guy getting a cool drink last week.

Images from Mail Online.

The Perks Of The Office

5894704-3x2-940x627Sure, Air Force One ranks right up there. (Ya get a nice leather bomber jacket with your name stitched on- free!) Marine One, too- nice ride for short hops. Camp David, that’s a nice place for a weekend hang. And you can probably score the best table at any restaurant, worldwide. But when you get to snorgle koalas, well, that’s as good as it gets right there.

Bipartisan snorgling with Australian PM Tony Abbott and US President Barack Obama, from Claire M.

Well, SOMEone’s Wearing Their Cranky Pants

[*Note: They’re not really fighting. They’re just a little grumpy. -Ed.]

Why does this little furball sound like a clarinet to me?

From: “The Original Jane.”

Anyone Up For A Nose Boop?

6a010535647bf3970b01a3fd44b737970b-800wiFemale Joey Rosea has decided to say hi to the world, at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in New South Wales, Australia.

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That’s Rosea’s mum, “Wild Child.”

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Rosea is Wild Child’s first bebeh!

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A Koala Sandwich To Go, Thanks

Let’s see, what looks good for lunch today? An Aussie Meat Pie? A Vegemite Sandwich? Hmmmmm…nah, I’ll have a Koala Sammich and a cold bottle o’ chocolate milk, mates!

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Sharon B-C (Western Australia) found thees on Mail Online. Photos by Taronga Zoo, who might just have the best logo ever. EVAH.

Animal Selfies: Sure, Why Not?

The “selfie” craze shows no sign of slowing down- (though maybe they’re done with it at the White House.) These guys want to get in on the action, too!

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(Of course, these aren’t real. They’re part of a National Geographic ad campaign.) Via 123Inspiration.

Mom Taxi XXI: Disneyland Drop Off

[OK, it’s 10am. Now you kids have seven hours here at Disneyland. I want you right here in the Koala-Park at 5pm sharp. Everyone have their lunch money and cell phone?]

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From Cats, Ducks & Beavers.

G’day, Toby!

Alicia A. from The Land Down Undah sent this email to us. “We had a young wild koala stay in our gum tree for a couple of days. We named him Toby :) and he was happy to pose for this selfie. All he wanted to do was drink and cuddle!”

[“All he wanted to do was drink and cuddle.” Now that is the life, my friends. -Ed.]

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Well Hello Then, Mate!

Look at this little snorgler Down Undah. Cute, eh? Of course he/she is.

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Ever hear the expression “Appearances can be deceiving,” Alicia A.? (Turn speakers up–WHOA.)

“Ever wanted to know what a Koala sounds like? It is the Festive Season here in Australia, for everyone clearly! I found this guy strutting down our road after a few too many Gum Leaves!” -Alicia A.

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