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Koala Kindy May 2024

Well it’s that time of year again in the Northern Rivers, when most of our little fledglings are young, wild and free again. Release is an integral part of our rescue efforts, if not the most important part of it. Our job is to rescue sick, injured or orphaned koalas and restore them to optimum … Read more

Announcing the NSW Koala Hospital Alliance (NKHA)

The NSW Koala Hospitals Alliance

We are thrilled to announce the formation of the NSW Koala Hospital Alliance launched aptly on Wild Koala Day – May 3rd 2024 and proud to be part of group of likeminded people focussed on saving the koala from extinction in NSW. This is a monumental occasion for koala conservation efforts in NSW. Read the … Read more

Press release – Rescued near death, koala joey Hobi makes a full recovery at the Northern Rivers Koala Hospital

Lismore – Northern Rivers, NSW — A koala discovered cold and alone under a bush has made an astonishing recovery at the Northern Rivers Koala Hospital, operated by Friends of the Koala and newly renamed to better reflect the organisation’s long-standing comprehensive approach to koala conservation across the Northern Rivers region. Hobi was found as … Read more

Koala chlamydia and Wildlife Hospital funding boost for Northern Rivers

Friends of the Koala Hospital: Pioneering Chlamydia Vaccination for Koalas in NSW

Friends of the Koala’s Northern Rivers Koala Hospital, the cornerstone of koala treatment in the Northern Rivers, has made history by becoming the only wildlife hospital in New South Wales to receive a license to vaccinate all koalas coming through our hospital against chlamydia, in partnership with the University of the Sunshine Coast and New … Read more

Friends of the Koala are immensely proud and honoured to lead the way in koala care in NSW.

We need to save koalas from extinction Part I

Note: This is the 1st of a series of articles which deals with our approach to saving koalas from extinction and provides indebth information about how we run and what we do in our Koala Hospital and Koala Care Centre. You are probably well aware about the sad fact that Australia’s koala is on the … Read more

Help save koalas this bushfire season in Australia

Help koalas survive bushfires

You may have already heard in the news – the Australian bushfire season is upon us. Our plans are well under way to allow us to rescue, treat and rehabilitate as many sick and injured koalas as we possibly can if and when they need us. Did you know that we operate NSW’s largest Koala … Read more

Friends of the Koala hospital Lismore

September at Koala Kindy

Our busy streak continues at Friends of the Koala and together the joeys in Koala Kindy and home care total eleven! It is cuteness overload around here – find out who is who in the ‘zoo’ (we’re defintely not a zoo though as we always aim to release our koalas into the wild again!) Pikachu … Read more

Northern Rivers NSW Friends of the Koala

June at Koala Kindy

It has been all go at Friends of the Koala lately, lots of comings and goings but not so many young koalas, as the ones we had in care have grown up and flown the nest (climbed the tree). It’s a good thing though, the fewer orphaned joeys we see the better, it means they … Read more

Northern Rivers NSW Friends of the Koala

May at Koala Kindy

The monthly hit you’ve all been waiting for – a small dose of koala kindy cuteness! Our furry friends are happy with the cooler weather lately and more are off to plantation which is fantastic news but we also have more sad news. Pudding and Waratah These gorgeous girls are loving plantation life, especially Pudding! … Read more

Koala hospital Lismore

Visit from Dr. Shali Fischer

Friends of the Koala’s IFAW-sponsored hospital staff recently had the pleasure of a visit from Dr. Shali Fischer from Port Macquarie Koala Hospital. Here, at Friends of the Koala, we believe that in order to give koalas the best chance, we must collaborate and share capabilities with other organisations, maximising the potential for accurate diagnosis … Read more