Time running out to see koalas at Phoenix Zoo

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Kobi climbs a tree before his morning weigh-in and breakfast. By Catherine Holland Kobi climbs a tree before his morning weigh-in and breakfast. By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX  -- If you have not had the chance to see the koalas at he Phoenix Zoo, you'd better head out there as soon as possible because time is running out.

Kobi and Sooky are going home to San Diego at the end of the month. They leave on March 31. They have called the Phoenix Zoo their home since late September. They were unveiled to the public on Oct. 3, and have been happily living in a specially renovated building on the Nina Mason Pulliam Children's Trail ever since.

The Phoenix Zoo is throwing a going away party for the koalas on Saturday and Sunday, March 26-27, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Because the koalas sleep 18 to 22 hours each, day, they might snooze through some of the festivities, but there will still be plenty of fun to be had.

April Warnecke checked out the koala exhibit and learned what goes into caring for Kobi and Sooky, and it's far more than you might think.