Baby koala makes debut at San Francisco Zoo

March 10, 2011 3:25:01 PM PST
Who is San Francisco's cutest resident? You could make a convincing argument for one particular furry debutante.

A female baby Queensland Koala made her public debut in the past hour. The "joey" is the first one born at the San Francisco Zoo in more than a decade. She was actually born last summer, climbed into mom's pouch and developed for another half-year before emerging last month.

Animal lovers can meet the unnamed baby girl and her mom at the Koala Crossing exhibit, but be warned, they spend 18 to 20 hours a day sleeping.