Yoo-Hoo! Baby Coati Waves Hello

Julian Smith/EPA/Landov

updated 01/23/2012 AT 4:00 PM ET

originally published 01/24/2012 AT 9:00 AM ET

Nice to meet you, too!

This friendly coati, a member of the raccoon family, is just one of 21 kittens born recently at the Melbourne Zoo. Isolated for the past few weeks in a nesting box, it looks like this little one is ready to see the world.

But before the skilled climbers start exploring, each of the babies were suited up with microchips to make them more easily identifiable. It’s important to keep track of all that cuteness!

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