Koala bear’s name ‘Hope’ honors koalas killed as fires rage in Australia

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MIAMI (CBS) — This koala born at Zoo Miami is “Hope,” named for the those affected by the wildfires in Australia. It’s estimated thousands of koala bears have been killed in the fires in recent months.

This video shows Hope peeking out of the mother’s pouch. The sex of the joey is not known yet. This is the first koala to survive a birth at the zoo in nearly three decades.

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