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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....
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 Wooloomanata

About Koala Wooloomanata

Wooloomanata Origin of name: One of the original names of the You Yangs is Wooloomanata, and one of the historic properties adjacent to the park has this name. Known since: “Wooly” was first seen in January 2015, about 4km west of where he has been seen lately. How...
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...