About Koala Carninje

About Koala Carninje

Carninje Origin of name: Carninje is named to honour the Carninje Balug People of the Wathaurong or Burrumbeet tribe. Their clan area is around Linton, west of Mt Buninyong. Known since: She was first seen on 30 November 2011 as a mature, breeding female koala. She...
About Koala Jin Jin

About Koala Jin Jin

Jin Jin Origin of name: Jin Jin was an Aboriginal man in the Melbourne area at the time of European invasion and settlement. He was imprisoned with Tullamarine, but they escaped by setting fire to the jail. Known since: He was first seen in early 2013. How often seen:...
About 3 year old female koala CoCo

About 3 year old female koala CoCo

CoCo Origin of name: As her mother’s name is YuYu, and CoCo is a baby name – it seemed to fit. Known since: She was first seen on 20 October 2015. She was probably 7 or 8 months old by that time. That makes her 3 years old now. How often seen: CoCo is a shy one. She...
About Koala Bunyip

About Koala Bunyip

Bunyip Origin of name: We asked some travellers for suggestions for a really Australian name. Boomerang and Bunyip were the two favourites. Bunyip is a Wemba-wemba Aboriginal word for a scary monster that lives in billabongs and waterholes. We decided that as...