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Your morning adorable: Rescued koala joey has a snack

July 14, 2010 | 12:02 pm

We're almost -- almost -- unable to handle the cuteness of Tinkerbell, a rescued koala joey who seems to be flourishing under the expert care of volunteers at the Koala Hospital of Port Macquarie, Australia.

Tinkerbell is just one of many koalas -- babies, juveniles and adults -- cared for at Koala Hospital, a state-of-the-art facility that even includes eight intensive care units specifically designed with koalas in mind.

After being found by herself and near death, Tinkerbell was taken to the specialty veterinary care center and received round-the-clock care from a "foster mother." (Imagine having a baby koala in your house! The mind reels.)

If you love Tinkerbell as much as we do (and how could you not?), you can see more of her at Koala Hospital's Flickr stream. You can even "adopt" a wild koala like her through the organization's website.

Your morning adorable: Rescued kangaroo joey kneads his paws while enjoying a bottle
Your morning adorable: Ticklish koala flicks its ears

-- Lindsay Barnett

Video: koalawrangler via YouTube

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