Animals

By Jasmine Kazlauskas

 

These adorable series of snaps showing a cuddly group of koalas hugging it out has warmed hearts around the world.

The furry marsupials have racked up thousands of likes from people in all corners of the globe after these photographs were posted online.

The heart-warming snaps show the koalas getting together for some good old-fashioned cuddle time in the Australian Reptile Park in Somersby, New South Wales, Australia.

A spokesperson for the park said: “Our koalas here are all super important to our crucial conservation breeding program.

“Koalas are estimated to be extinct in the wild by 2050 so we at The Australian Reptile Park are doing what we can to help make sure that doesn’t happen.

“Including the first ever wild Koala Sanctuary opening at Aussie Ark.

“We want to protect them and keep them safe every way we can, so future generations can see them too.”