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Koala Kindy

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

Gidja and Boori - koala mum and joey

August at Koala Kindy

We have been extremely busy at Friends of the Koala during August at Koala Kindy with a large number of admissions to our hospital and care centre. This is partly due to this particular time of year in Australia, more koalas are on the move, spring is in the air. However, there is a larger … Read more

Koalas in the Northern Rivers NSW

July at Koala Kindy

Koala kindy is back! After a relatively quiet period during which we watched some of our joeys grow up and find their treetops, koala kindy got busy again with three new joeys. But first it’s time to say goodbye and good luck to two handsome fellas who will hopefully thrive in the wild. Lukas You … 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