Amazing Moms of the Animal Kingdom
Relying almost entirely on eucalyptus leaves for her diet, the koala bear mom rarely leaves the safety of her treetop home. The mom gives birth to a quarter-inch-long joey a hairless, blind and earless version of herself. For about six months, the joey stays in her unique pouch, where it slowly grows from a diet of only her milk. Then the joey crawls out of the mother's pouch and takes up a place on her back, where it will remain for another six months.