Mara

Origin of name:

Mara is named to honour the Gunditj-mara Aboriginal People of western Victoria.

Learn about the Gunditj-mara People and take a tour with Budj Bim Tours

Known since:

Mara was first seen on 19 January 2016. She appeared to be a young mature female at that time, possibly 3 years old.

female wild koala

How often seen:

Sightings of Mara are increasing. She was seen just 7 times in 2017, but in 2018 she has been seen 22 times.

koala mum with new joey

Family:

Mara is a great mother! She had joey Bo in 2016, and Pickle in 2018. Its likely that both were fathered by Winberry.

mother koala cuddling joey

Neighbours:

Mara lives near females Wemba, Djadja, and young female Kozo was recently seen nearby. Males Winberry, Mabo and Jin Jin live near her.

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How do we know all this about Mara?

Our Wild Koala Research Project has been monitoring the koalas of the You Yangs and Brisbane Ranges for 20 years, using our non-intrusive method of nose pattern identification. Learn more:

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