Without a doubt, the power of love between mother and children is simply astonishing. This is also the same for the animals since they also love their children as humans do. Regardless of the species, the special connection between a mom and her little one is always amazing. And the heart-warming footage below shows it! Native to Australia, koalas are pretty asocial animals. The only bond is between babies and their moms. But the connection is so unique. Fortunately for us, the staff at the Symbio Wildlife Park in Helensburgh, Australia managed to catch on camera the tender moment a newborn koala meets its mom for the very first time, writes heavenofanimals.
The heart-melting moment shows the little joey kindly nesting in its mom pouch. But at some point, the adorable tiny creature turns its head up and sees its mom for the first time. The next moment is wonderful as the koala mom and her baby look in each other’s eyes. They both look so happy!
According to the World Wide Fund, koala is Australia’s “most iconic animal species.” And “with their stout, tailless body, large head with round, fluffy ears and large, spoon-shaped nose, are instantly recognisable as a symbol of Australia,” the organization’s official site reads.
However, things don’t look too good for these adorable mammals. According to the Australian Koala Foundation, theirs number has dramatically decreased in the last years and now are less than 80,000 individuals left in the wild. That makes them a “functionally extinct” species. You can watch the video of heart-melting moments below;