Visitors to Taipei Zoo in Taiwan have been urged to keep quiet when visiting the popular koala house, as two baby koalas have been born.

A snoozing koala at Taipei Zoo.

A snoozing koala at Taipei Zoo. Image by Yu-Chan Chen

The marsupials were born two mothers Empress and Nicole in early October and are about the size of a large coin. Baby koalas remain in their mothers’ pouches until they are six to seven months old, at which time they emerge and begin to eat eucalyptus leaves. Because of this visitors to the zoo are currently unlikely to see the baby koalas, though their mothers and eleven other adult koalas remain among the zoo’s most popular animals. Read more: