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Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 8:45 am

They're cute, cuddly and will be spending the winter in Arizona. The Phoenix Zoo says two koalas are on loan for the next six months.

Two-year-old Sooky, and her 4-year-old brother Kobi go on display Oct. 3.

The koalas are on loan from the San Diego Zoo through the zoo's Koala Education and Conservation loan program.

The senior koala keeper at the San Diego Zoo describes Sooky as very personable and Kobi more shy and reserved.

Koalas are cute, but finicky and only eat the tips off eucalyptus plants.

The Phoenix Zoo has lined up a supply of eucalyptus that will be delivered twice a week from a grower in Tonopah.

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