Adorable baby koala strikes up cuddly relationship with his handler so he can get regular tummy tickles - and a kiss on the nose

Symbio Wildlife Park captured the sweet moment when Harry the koala climbed down from his tree and snuggled up with his keeper, Tami. The video shows Harry crawling towards Tami and sitting at her feet, before leaning in to give her a peck.

Tami helps Harry up as he struggles to climb onto her, but eventually finds a comfortable position on her lap. She starts giving him belly rubs and kisses as he sprawls onto his back to enjoy the moment.

Though often called the koala "bear," this cuddly animal is not a bear at all; it is a marsupial, or pouched mammal. After giving birth, a female koala carries her baby in her pouch for about six months. When the infant emerges, it rides on its mother's back or clings to her belly, accompanying her everywhere until it is about a year old.

Koalas live in eastern Australia, where the eucalyptus trees they love are most plentiful. In fact, they rarely leave these trees, and their sharp claws and opposable digits easily keep them aloft. During the day they doze, tucked into forks or nooks in the trees, sleeping for up to 18 hours.


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