A nine-month-old koala joey underwent a routine health check earlier today at the San Diego Zoo. The male joey, yet to be named, was brought down from the perching structure he shared with his mother and placed on a scale for his weekly weigh-in. While being weighed, his keeper provided him with a plush toy koala to hold onto for comfort, so he wouldn’t be stressed during the brief separation from his mother. The weekly health check is important, as it provides keepers the opportunity to see the animal up-close and lets them know the joey is growing as he should.
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