Macadamia the koala joey is here to charm your socks off
Macadamia is as cute as a button, or a tiny nut, perhaps more accurately.
The koala joey is the first of 12 babies at Australia Zoo this year, weighing only half a gram and being the size of a jelly bean when he was born.
Named by the Australian Macadamia Society, he’s spent seven months growing in his mother’s pouch and has only recently begun to explore the outside world.
Joeys will spend up to 12 months with their mothers before going independent. In the meantime, go on and enjoy this very cute mother and son duo.
Macadamia joins more than a dozen koalas at Australia Zoo, where you can bet visitors will keep a keen eye on one of the youngest residents.
You’d have to be lucky though: Koalas are known for sleeping more up to 20 hours a day, due to a diet of eucalyptus leaves which are relatively low in nutrition.