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Wendy the Koala

The wild story of Wendy the Koala

One of the most time-consuming roles within koala care is the art of hand-raising a baby koala, known as a joey. Most joeys are in home care for months at a time. In home care, joeys need regular 24/7 care, with the youngest feeding every two hours – just like a newborn! Our volunteer koala … Read more

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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

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

Friends of the Koala Management Committee and Volunteers

Annual General Meeting – AGM

Our AGM alongside with our Annual Report 2022/23 provide an opportunity to reflect on our achievements and challenges throughout the financial year and to share our plans for the future with our members. This year was a big year for Friends of the Koala for many reasons, but the main reason is the impact our … Read more

Northern Rivers NSW

Celebrating our 2000th koala release on Wild Koala Day

May 3rd 2023 is Wild Koala Day, a special day to celebrate wild koalas, their habitats and raise awareness of their needs. As most of you know, we rescue and rehabilitate sick, injured and orphaned koalas in the Northern Rivers, always with the aim of releasing them back into the wild. What better way to … Read more