The Internet Lost It When They Found Out That Koalas Are Weighed Using A Fake Tree Branch

The internet is full of all kinds of information – a lot of it being trivial information that many of us won’t ever get around to reading. But here is a little tidbit of knowledge that you’re going to thank the internet for. Today, a fair few of us will probably learn for the first time just how koalas are weighed. And it’s the kind of wholesome information we never knew we needed to know.

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As shown in one of the cutest videos ever, koalas are weighed using a scale that has a branch attached to it. Apparently, koalas don’t really like to hold still for a regular weigh-in, therefore zoologists came up with this idea to help relax the animals so they can get a more accurate measurement.

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And it’s just too cute to watch. You can see the Reddit video below:

The proper way to weigh a koala from Damnthatsinteresting

In the footage, you can see a rather squirmy little koala getting placed on top of a branch. At first, the little koala seems a little fussy, but then after a moment of encouragement from the zookeeper, sits still long enough to be weighed.

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It is the cutest minute and thirty-eight seconds of film we’ve seen in a long time. Who else didn’t know this is how they weighed koalas? Let us know!

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