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Koala Facts

Soft release is the final stage of releasing a koala back to the wild

What does it take to ‘soft release’ koalas?

We are delighted to have our first six joeys of the season back in the wild following soft release. Here is an account of what it involves. Pikachu*, Nightshade, Panko and Frankie as well as Baby Bear and Minni Mae have been released and all of them have been spotted since. It has been a … Read more

Charlotte enjoying a nap in the rain

What does a wet koala look like?

By now you will all know what a koala looks like – large round head, big fluffy ears and a large black leathery looking nose, often patterned with pink pigmentation around the nostrils – remember the cute heart shape pattern? Koalas fur ranges from grey to brown, a white chest and if they’re a mature … Read more

Why do koalas sleep so much?

Why do koalas sleep so much?

Koalas are known for their sleepy habits – catching more than the average animal in z’s. But is this true? Let’s bust some myths – do koalas spend all of their time sleeping and if so why do they sleep so much?! Yes koalas sleep a lot! Koalas sleep between 18 and 22 hours out … Read more