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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 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 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...