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Volunteers in focus: the Leaf Harvest Team

Our Leaf Harvest Team provides the daily food for our koalas in our Koala Hospital and Care Centre so our patients can rehabilitate and thrive. Here is a run down of what it involves to supply all of this bush tucker. How koalas came to eat only eucalypts A quick search online and you will … Read more

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Happy Valentine’s Day 2024!

Last year on Valentine’s Day we told of a tale of unrequited love as our handsome boy Magnus fell for his little chica Kookie but alas Kookie didn’t seem to share the same devotion. This year, we find ourselves wondering if they ever crossed paths again – perhaps they shared gum leaves at sunset in … Read more

Friends of the Koala

Happy Mother’s Day to natural born mama – Charlotte

Charlotte came to Friends of the Koala back in 2020 when she was just eight months old. It soon became obvious to our vets that Charlotte may have hip dysplasia as she couldn’t jump like the other koalas. After further assessments the diagnosis was confirmed and Friends of the Koala became Charlotte’s forever home. Hip … Read more

Northern Rivers NSW, koala hospital and care centre

Happy Valentine’s Day

Move over puppies and kittens there is a new cuddly creature in town this Valentine’s Day! What could be cuter than a koala in love? Magnus is besotted with Kookie however, unfortunately for him, Kookie doesn’t seem to reciprocate the love. Both have been with us for a while – Magnus was hand-raised by us … Read more

Koala Adoption Program

Adoptions + calendars + social media = long term sustainability

Some of you might be aware that our Instagram account with more than 45,000 followers was hacked and taken down last October. We were devastated. While we still had our Facebook and LinkedIn accounts, these are nowhere near as popular. We and other organisations engage with our followers most on Instagram due to the visual … Read more

Friends Of The Koala

Our Koalas: Pala’s Story

Pala has been in care since April and is our newest joey to join FOK Kindy. He was found by a member of the public walking through a paddock in Larnook. Startled by a barking dog, the baby koala ran out of the grass and straight up the man’s leg – did he think the human was a tree!? Unfortunately, no … Read more