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...
About Koala Pickle

About Koala Pickle

Origin of name: I know, Pickle!!!??? Well it goes like this…. Our wonderful Wildlife Guide Brett and his partner Jess wanted to call a koala joey Pickle in 2017. I (Janine) resisted as I thought it was a bit of a tough name to grow up with. Then one day in 2018 our...
About Koala Ruth

About Koala Ruth

Ruth Origin of name: One of our lovely guests, Leslie, was so keen to meet our koalas that she booked a Koalas & Kangaroos IN THE WILD tour, made a donation to Koala Clancy Foundation and respectfully asked if she could also join our Koala Conservation Day for...
About Koala Mara

About Koala Mara

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...