Koala wedding is ridiculous and adorable, but don't expect him to commit

Jimmy and Killarney get hitched. (Photo: Barcroft Media)

While you were trying to make heads or tails of the bizarre Oscar ceremony last night, China was one-upping Hollywood with something even weirder: a mass koala wedding ceremony.

Three koala couples were joined in marsupial matrimony in Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, China. One lucky Chinese koala named Jimmy was married to a mail-order bride from Australia named Killarney. After the wedding, the newlyweds shared a wedding feast of (you guessed it) eucalyptus.


Jimmy and Killarney get some alone time. (Photo: Xinhua/Landov/Barcroft Media)

It turns out animal weddings are not so uncommon. In England, one registrar told the Daily Mail that owners would pay upwards of “$40,000 on ceremonies including chauffeur-driven cars, nibbles and even professional photographers.” A recent dog wedding in New York broke the Guinness Book of World Record for the most expensive animal wedding ever at $250,000.

And it gets worse. Koalas are not monogamous—the males will try and mate with as many females as possible. So even if you spend $250,000 on a wedding for your furry friend, it could end in heartbreak.