Three koalas were caught spooning during a nap this week at Australia’s Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Today reports. In a photo released by the zoo, 18-month old Sydney and Milli, and 12-month-old Tucker are cuddling in a tree.
“Tucker is usually the poor guy on the bottom,” koala keeper Laura Jones said. “I think he goes to sleep first and then the girls find a comfy spot on top of him. He seems to quite like it at the moment though, as it may remind him of cuddling with his mum.”
The adorable joeys have been spending a lot of time together and have become close friends since they were separated from their mothers last month. They could stay together in the exhibit for up to a year.
“Koalas quite enjoy a cuddle when they’re juveniles, but as they get older, they become more independent and want their own space,” Jones said. “If these three start battling over places to perch, we’ll separate them, but at the moment, they’re happy living together.”
You have permission take a break from work and have an “awww” moment looking at these cuddling companions.
The ultimate koala cuddle! http://t.co/NsApHVt8m6
— Taronga Zoo (@tarongazoo) June 2, 2014