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'She Just Loves Cuddles': Elsa The Koala Celebrates Her First Valentine's Day

The joey who stole hearts after footage of her first day at koala preschool went viral has celebrated her first Valentine's Day -- and the footage is adorable.

A video released by the Australian Reptile Park shows Elsa being showered in love and kisses from staff, including mammal keeper Erica Johnstone.

“Happy Valentine’s Day. We had so much fun showering Elsa in love this morning," Johnstone said.

"She is the most affectionate koala we have had the pleasure of working with, she just loves cuddles."

Image: Australian Reptile Park

Johnstone added: "I loved giving her some flowers this morning and showering her with love on Valentine’s Day."

Elsa had a rough start to life after her mother was unable to produce milk, meaning keepers had to intervene to ensure her survival.

Since then, the adorable koala has thrived.

She is now living full-time at the Australian Reptile Park in the wildlife sanctuary’s Koala pre-school where visitors can catch a glimpse of her.