Kozo was funny and curious as a joey like her mother KiKi. But as an adult she is more reserved. She is still quite calm with us, but less flamboyant than her mother.
Origin of name:
a combination of KiKi and Cruiz. Kozo means “Happy Boy” in Japanese: at first we really thought Kozo was a boy.
She first emerged from KiKi’s pouch in September 2017, so she would have been born in March 2017.
How often seen:
Kozo was seen about six times in 2017. In 2018 she was seen 48 times, and in 2019 she was seen 45 times.
Kozo’s first joey – Indi – was born in January 2019. We think Indi’s father is Mabo, as Kozo was spending a lot of time in his area when Indi was conceived.
Survived extreme heat/drought catastrophes:
Kozo has survived the following extreme heat waves and droughts.
2019: 4 January max temp: 46C (she was pregnant at the time)
2019: 25 January max temp: 46C (she had just given birth to Indi, but we didn’t know that at the time)
2019: 20 December max temp: 46C
2019: 30 December max temp: 44C
Kozo wasn’t born when this video was taken, but this may have been the first time her father met her mother.