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Two new baby koalas at Taipei Zoo, visitors urged to be quiet

Two new baby koalas at Taipei Zoo, visitors urged to be quiet

Taipei, Nov. 2 (CNA) Two koalas at Taipei Zoo are each nursing their own babies (joeys) now and the city zoo urged visitors to keep their voices down when touring the koala house in a statement issued Monday. In early October, veterinarians at the zoo found a joey each in the pouches of 7-year-old Empress and 3-year-old Nicole, the statement said. Currently from their appearances, the two mothers show no signs of holding their babies because the newborns have not yet grown large enough to venture outside their pouches and are each equivalent to the size a NT$10 coin, the zoo said. The joeys will not stretch their heads out of the pouches and begin trying to eat eucalyptus leaves until they are six to seven months old, the zoo said. There are a total of 13 koalas (seven female and six males) in the zoo, not including the two newborns. (By Ku Chuan and Elizabeth Hsu)


Updated : 2021-09-24 18:00 GMT+08:00