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...
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....