Move over Daenerys Targaryen, there’s a new mother to be reckoned with.
Kylie, mother of koalas.
Head of Koala Photos at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Kylie performed the last of the season’s pouch checks on three year old Rocher, and her smile revealed all. A tiny koala baby about 2 cm in length feeding within the safe and warm confines of Rocher’s pouch.
Known as a joey, a baby koala is blind and furless. Once born it makes its way to the mother’s pouch and then attaches itself to one of two teats, where it will stay for about 6 to 7 months. After this time, the joey will venture outside of the pouch and climb aboard mums back to explore the world.
Rocher’s confirmed pregnancy brings the total of expectant koala mums to seven, which means it’s going to be a very busy Christmas at the Sanctuary this year. The Sanctuary has also been recently named the 2018 Commonwealth Games, charity of choice in support of their own koala Borabi.