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Emma arrived at Koala gardens in 2021., a beautiful healthy female with an awesome nose pattern. She only stayed for six days, during which she had some close encounters with both Bullet and Hugo. This made it particularly exciting when she returned in 2022 with her joey Shine. The math works out!

Emma is shown in left profile, sitting in a tree surrounded by branches and leaves. Her joey ,Shine, is sitting in her lap facing her. Emma’s face is partially obscured by her left arm, which is resting on Shine’s head. Shine is facing the camera as he peers out from under Emma’s arm. His eyes are open and he looks settled.
Emma holding her male joey Shine

She came back to Koala Gardens just after Shine, emerged from her pouch, later leaving  again to take Shine somewhere else to separate from him. It was great to see her back towards to the end of the year – maybe she was looking to see who would father the next joey?

Emma is holding onto a smooth barked tree trunk in front of her, to the right of the photo. Her face is partially obscured by another tree trunk, partially in view on the left of the photo, as looks out from behind the one she is holding. Her eyes are open. Her white chin and partial heart nose pattern are shown. The claws of her front paws are shown digging into the bark. The 5 digits on her right paw can be seen to the front of the tree trunk, showing the two opposing thumbs.

Emma has lots of videos (both with and without her joey)on YouTube where she has her own playlist. (below). She appears in the Koala Gardens Happenings for  2021and 2022.

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.

Emma is sitting in a forest red gum. She has her back to the camera and her head is turned to look down over her right shoulder.. She has a distinctive , partial heart, nose pattern that can be clearly seen. Her eyes are open, but her lower face is obscured by her body.