Koala Found In Australian Family's Christmas Tree Amanda McCormick's video shows a koala clinging onto the tree. A rescue team arrived to help, and the koala is in good health. Someone on social media commented, "This is a true Aussie Christmas."

Koala Found In Australian Family's Christmas Tree

Koala Found In Australian Family's Christmas Tree

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Amanda McCormick's video shows a koala clinging onto the tree. A rescue team arrived to help, and the koala is in good health. Someone on social media commented, "This is a true Aussie Christmas."

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Lulu Garcia-Navarro. A family in Australia decorated their Christmas tree with silver and blue decorations, but they recently noticed a strange new ornament, huh?

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AMANDA MCCORMICK: Hello, sweetheart. What are you doing in our tree? You belong outside.

GARCIA-NAVARRO: Amanda McCormick took this video of a koala clinging onto the tree. A rescue team arrived to help. The koala is in good health. Someone on social media commented, this is a true Aussie Christmas.

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