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Cuteness overload! Baby koala born at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Guests can visit mom and joey on even-numbered calendar dates during regular zoo hours.

CLEVELAND — Editor's note: Video at the top of this story was originally published in an unrelated story about the Cleveland Zoo on Oct. 18, 2021.

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has a brand new addition in Gumleaf Hideout, the zoo announced on Twitter Thursday morning.

A baby koala, also known as a joey, has been born and can be seen at Gumleaf Hideout inside the Australian Adventure area.

RELATED: Wild Winter Lights returns to Cleveland Zoo for 2021 holiday season with drive-through option

“This is the second joey for mom, Mackenzie, and dad, Nyoonbi,” zoo officials said on Facebook. “Keepers first noted pouch movements on Mackenzie back in April. The joey has officially left the pouch and is climbing around on mom! Guests can visit mom and joey on even-numbered calendar dates during regular zoo hours.”

Check out the below video to see the adorable new koala:

Earlier this week, the Cleveland Zoo also revealed that their popular Wild Winter Lights event is returning this holiday season. The special event runs from Nov. 16 until Jan. 2, which includes a drive-through option again this year. CLICK HERE to buy tickets for the Wild Winter Lights event.

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