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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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April at Koala Kindy

We look forward to this time every month! Updating you from the cutest, roundest and fluffiest corner of the world – our koala kindy! Let’s see what the joeys have been up to this month, shall we? Drizzle Let’s start with Drizzle – his chlamydial cystitis infection seems to have cleared but because he is … Read more

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Introducing Joey Buddies

a subscription full of koala facts, games and mischief from the joey koalas at Friends of the Koala

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March at koala kindy

Our kindy has two new joeys – Drizzle and Santi! Introducing Santi: Santi, a very handsome 1.7kg juvenile male koala, was found dehydrated and wandering the road by himself with no mum to be found. For now, Santi is staying in homecare with Lindy who will look after him and monitor him closely. Whilst he … Read more