Watch This Baby Koala Climb a Cameraman For a Cuddle
After spotting a cameraman, Imogen the koala hopped right on over for her close-up.
After spotting a cameraman, a baby koala hopped right on over for her close-up.
Imogen, who is being hand-reared at Symbio Wildlife Park in Sydney, Australia, jumped from a tree and scaled the man for a cuddle.
The cameraman, who was part of a photoshoot for National Geographic Kids, didn't even flinch. Footage shared on YouTube shows him standing still as Imogen scales his leg and settles on his chest.
"Hey, hey, it's OK," he tells her, as he blows her kisses.
Imogen stole the hearts of millions back in June when she poked her head out of her mom's pouch at the Symbio Wildlife Park.
Days later, the mother of an even smaller koala, Harry, passed away from leukemia - leaving her tiny baby orphaned.
After consulting with experts, the Wildlife Park decided to hand-rear Imogen and put Harry into Kelly’s pouch instead.
Symbio Wildlife Park curator Kylie Elliot and general manager Matt Radnidge put their lives on hold to look after Imogen - taking her everywhere with them.
Elliot told INSIDE EDITION: “Hand raising Imogen has been the most challenging and rewarding thing we have ever achieved. It hasn’t been an easy journey raising a Joey with nocturnal habits and sharp claws - I definitely have a new respect for Koala mothers!"
Imogen is climbing branches and will soon be ready to live at the Wildlife Park full time. When the time comes, she will slowly be re-introduced to the other koalas.
You can follow Imogen's journey on the park's Facebook page.
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