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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

10 ways to help koalas in 2024

10 ways to help koalas in 2024

It’s the New Year and for some of us this means making resolutions to improve our lives. You are probably exposed to many ‘resolution this, get fit that, lose five pounds doing the other’. Rather than focusing just on self-improvement, as nobel as this is, here are some ideas to take action for the environment … 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

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

Northern Rivers NSW, koala hospital and care centre

Happy Valentine’s Day

Move over puppies and kittens there is a new cuddly creature in town this Valentine’s Day! What could be cuter than a koala in love? Magnus is besotted with Kookie however, unfortunately for him, Kookie doesn’t seem to reciprocate the love. Both have been with us for a while – Magnus was hand-raised by us … Read more

We sell koala food trees for $1 to landholders

Our nursery – food for our koalas

Friends of the Koala operate a native plant nursery which is open to the community by appointment. The nursery is located behind our Koala Hospital and issues koala food trees for $1 each to landholders with land where koalas reside in the Northern Rivers Region. Koalas rely exclusively on a small number of Eucalyptus trees … Read more

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FOK Plantation News

As you can all imagine a lot of our plantations have been ravaged by the floods. We would love to have more willing hands to volunteer on Wednesday or Friday mornings, if you are interested in volunteering in the plantations please contact Kate Hayes at volunteercoord@friendsofthekoala.org. We have been getting some assistance from Lismore City … Read more