A koala named Luther has been showered with love by a rainbow lorikeet in a heartwarming exchange captured on camera.
The two Australian animals shared the tender moment at Mosswood Wildlife Sanctuary in Koroit in south west Victoria on Thursday.
Mosswood Wildlife later uploaded a series of photos, showing the moment the parrot approached the marsupial and pecked him on the nose.
A koala named Luther (right) was ‘kissed’ by a rainbow lorikeet (left) at Mosswood Wildlife Sanctuary in Koroit in south west Victoria on Thursday
‘The rainbow lorikeet was all about the love today. Not sure if Luther (the koala) enjoyed,’ they captioned the post.
The first photo shows Luther sitting on a tree with the rainbow lorikeet next to him, appearing to peck at his claws.
Next, Luther was ‘kissed’ by the lorikeet, who appears to have opened his beak and stretched his tongue to lick the koala’s nostril.
Luther closed his eyes at one point, indicating he may not have been a fan of the stickybeak bird.
The first photo shows Luther sitting on a tree with the rainbow lorikeet next to him, appearing to peck at his claws
A young male, Luther has been in the care of Mosswood Wildlife since at least December last year.
The lorikeet appears to have just been a visitor to the wildlife sanctuary.
Rainbow lorikeets are a species of parrot common along Australia’s eastern seaboard from northern Queensland to South Australia.
They have also been introduced to Perth, Tasmania, Auckland, and Hong Kong.
Next, Luther was ‘kissed’ by the lorikeet, which appears to have opened its beak and stretched its tongue to lick the koala’s nostril
This post was first published on DailyMail.