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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

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

Friends of the Koala, Koala Kindy April 2024

Koala Kindy April 2024

Welcome to April at Koala Kindy where we are down to just six joeys! The departures to plantations continue following our busiest season for our youngest rescues and the squad are all doing great. Hip Hop, Maleny and Johnny are off to greener pastures whilst Brown Sugar is not quite ready yet, catch up with … Read more

Koala Kindy February 2024

Koala Kindy March 2024

Koala Kindy is one of our favourite updates each month and we know you guys all love to hear about the tiniest members in our care. We have more exciting news about our joey releases! This year has been our busiest for having joeys admitted to our Koala Hospital and Care Centre in quite a … Read more

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

See what our joeys are up to in Koala Kindy to start off 2024!

Koala Kindy January 2024

Koala Kindy arrivals and departures were very busy these last few weeks which means that our incredible volunteers had a lot to do! It has also been hot and very wet here in the Northern Rivers which poses it’s own challenges. Frankie, Panko, Pikachu, Baby Bear, 8 Mile, Nightshade and Minnie May have all been … Read more

Save koalas and create a legacy

Koala Kindy December

And just like that some of our biggest joeys are off to soft release on the plantation to see how they will go on the way to being completely free and wild. What is a Soft Release to the Plantation? Soft release is a safe enclosure and the next step in the journey of a … Read more

Pikachu and Frankie are joeys in our Koala Kindy and care centre

November at Koala Kindy

This month we have no new joeys in Koala Kindy so far, however we can (and love to) entertain you with what our current residents get up to! As much as we adore these sweet Australian animals, we are always aware that they are a wild and endangered species who deserve to live unharmed in … Read more

Friends of the Koala - Koala Kindy October

October at Koala Kindy

Our joeys are having great adventures in Koala Kindy – practicing climbing and jumping, getting to know each other and our Carers and learning how to take their supplements. All the while we are taking a lot of care that they don’t get too used to people and are ready for life in the wild … 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