Spotting Australia’s most iconic animals between Sydney and Melbourne

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Apart from occasionally opening a lazy eye, Laurie is entirely focused on taking it slow, comfortably clinging to the trunk of a eucalyptus tree. Just as koalas do – during the day. But Laurie has another good reason to take it easy. “She’s pregnant,” says her keeper Liz Florence. The little joey – the endearing Aussie term for the offspring of marsupials like koalas and kangaroos – seems less into relaxing than its mother and is busy kicking and boxing inside Laurie’s plushy stomach. Koala joeys are tiny when they are born and continue to live inside their mother’s pouch for another six month…

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