Kozo

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.

2 year old female koala kozo

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Origin of name:

a combination of KiKi and Cruiz. Kozo means “Happy Boy” in Japanese: at first we really thought Kozo was a boy.

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Known since:

She first emerged from KiKi’s pouch in September 2017, so she would have been born in March 2017.

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How often seen:

Kozo was seen about six times in 2017.  In 2018 she was seen 48 times. Already in 2019 she has been seen 24 times.

18 month old female wild koala

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Family:

Kozo’s mother is KiKi, daughter of YuYu. Her father is probably Cruiz. Kozo is KiKi’s first baby. She has two siblings now: sister LuLu and new joey Mimi; and an Aunt – CoCo and an Uncle –  Bobo.

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.

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Neighbours:

Now independent from mum, Kozo’s neighbours are Clancy, Ngardang & BunyipLakorra, Mara & Pickle, Wemba & Djaki and males Winberry, Gulkurguli and Mabo.

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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)

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Media Appearances:

Kozo wasn’t born when this video was taken, but this may have been the first time her father met her mother.

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