About Koala Winjku

About Koala Winjku

Winjku Origin of name: Winjku means freshwater in the Kunwinjku language of western Arnhem Land & Kakadu. Read more here: https://www.njamed.com/ When Winjku emerged, the You Yangs was experiencing record drought-breaking rainfall. Janine & Roger were in the...
About Koala Indi

About Koala Indi

Indi Origin of name: Indi is one of the traditional Aboriginal names for the Murray River that divides Victoria from New South Wales. It is particular to the upper reaches of the Murray – near its source in the high country of far East Gippsland. .. Known since: Indi...
About Koala Mimi

About Koala Mimi

Mimi Origin of name: Mimi is named to honour the Mimi spirits of the Top End. Mimi are lithe, dancing spirits that feature in Aboriginal art from around Gunbalanya in Arnhem Land. Read...
About Koala Yeera

About Koala Yeera

Yeera Origin of name: Yeera means joyful, which she is!  The name has an Aboriginal origin, we think Wathaurong. .. Known since: She was first seen on 14 October 2019 with her mother Wemba. We think she had been out of the pouch for at least one month – which makes...
About Koala Shaz

About Koala Shaz

Shaz Origin of name: Shaz is just such an Aussie name! Known since: We first saw Shaz in November 2015. She looked very young, maybe just 2 years old. How often seen: Shaz was only seen once in 2015, twice in 2016, not at all in 2017. In 2018 she was seen just two...
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...