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Gorgeous young male Ash arrived in April 2020, when he spent 19 days at Koala Gardens. When he arrived he was around 4.5 – 5kg . He put on a lot of weight over the next 8 months, growing into a beautiful big boy.

In 2021 we only saw Ash 9 times and he didn’t visit at all in 2022. We all hoped that he had established a lovely home range close by, even if he didn’t pop into the eastern side of the property any more, and that he had gone on to father lots of joeys.

Male koala Ash lying across two branches against a background of leaves. Facing right he is holding onto each branch of the fork with his front paws and looking down between the gap in the branches. His face is clearly visible. His eyes are open and he looks alert. His back legs are dangling in the air The shape of his rear right paw and the black pad of his rear left paw are visible. The mottled white fur towards his rump can be seen, contrasting with his mostly pale grey coat.
Ash a pale grey male koala in a rough barked tree. Facing left he is holding onto the tree trunk in front of him, he is looking towards the camera giving a clear view of his face and fluffy ears.
A close up of the left profile of the face male koala Ash as he sits in a tree surrounded by leaves. His eyes are open and he looks relaxed

Imagine our surprise and delight when Katrina saw him on the property again on two separate days in May 2023. He passed through again in August, when he was spotted on one occasion. Ash is now a fully mature, healthy male koala, possibly living tantalizingly close to Koala Gardens.

We all hope that he calls in again soon. It is always lovely to see him.

He has lots of video on YouTube  and even has his own playlist. (below). He appears in the Koala Gardens Happenings for 2020, 2021 and 2023


Join the Colony and get involved

You can become part of the Koala Gardens Colony by adopting  one of the resident wild koalas. You can also become a Patron,  and one level has an adoption option.

Come and discuss Koala Gardens and all things koala on Discord where we hold lots of interesting and often in-depth discussions there. Lots of fun!

You will become part of the family and help  provide much needed koala habitat.

You can also follow Katrina and the Koalas on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

Koala Gardens publishes a small number of delightful illustrated children’s books in the The Adventures of Mist series. Check out the beautifully engaging and educational design. Our mission is to help children to “Fall in love with Nature”.

You can even find some great Koala Gardens gifts over at Redbubble where there is huge range of designs on an even bigger range of items.

Alternatively, you can find quick access links to everything Koala Gardens via Link Tree.

Male Koala Ash sitting in the fork of a tree, with a background of leaves. facing right, he is looking over his shoulder to camera