About Koala Smoky

About Koala Smoky

Smoky Origin of name: We first found Smoky on 30 January 2006, while a devastating bushfire was raging in the nearby Brisbane Ranges. The air was full of smoke. We lost a healthy koala community and 27 much-loved koalas to that bushfire. From 1992 to 2006 all our...
About Koala Merle

About Koala Merle

Merle Origin of name: Named for one of our first guests to meet him, back in 2006. Known since: Merle was first seen on 26 February 2006. How often seen: He was seen very frequently from 2006 to 2010, when he disappeared quite suddenly. In 2010 he was seen 76 times....
About Koala LuLu

About Koala LuLu

LuLu Origin of name: Her mother is KiKi, her grandmother is YuYu and we thought it just fit. Also, there’s a great children’s book called Koala Lou, which we love. Known since: LuLu first emerged from KiKi’s pouch in early September 2018, which means she would have...
About Koala Djaki

About Koala Djaki

Djaki (Balit-Djak) Origin of name: Balit-djak is a Woiwurrung Aboriginal word meaning “very strong”. Since the start its been shortened to Djaki. Known since: Djaki was first seen out of the pouch on 26 July 2018. That makes his birthday around 26 January. How often...
About Koala Wooloomanata

About Koala Wooloomanata

Wooloomanata Origin of name: One of the original names of the You Yangs is Wooloomanata, and one of the historic properties adjacent to the park has this name. Known since: “Wooly” was first seen in January 2015, about 4km west of where he has been seen lately. How...