Baby Koalas Leave Mum’s Pouches For First Time

These adorable baby koalas have melted hearts across the world after being filmed exploring their new home after leaving their mother’s pouch for the first time.

The loveable joeys were captured clinging to their mothers at crocodile hunter Steve Irwin’s renowned Australia Zoo located on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

The seven-month-old koala joeys will remain with their mums for a year while they learn crucial life skills such as climbing, grooming and finding the best eucalyptus leaves to munch on.

A special breeding program is set in place at the zoo to conserve the species, whose populations have declined in recent years due to disease habitat loss and pollution.