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Grace

Grace is the third generation of her lineage  born at Koala Gardens. She is the second (after Luna)  joey of Phoenix and the granddaughter of Racee. Grace already shows signs of growing to be a big strong girl like her mum. It is thought that her father may possible be former colony male Bullet.

Facing right, Grace is walking along a tree branch against a background of green leaves and a pale sky.  Grace’s rear paws and her left front paw are holding onto the branch. Her front right paw is raised as if caught in motion, showing her sharp claws. Grace’s eyes are open and she looks focused. Her face is shown in left profile, showcasing her fluffy ears and also her dark nose, which contrasts with her mid-grey fur.
Against a background of branches and foliage, Grace is sitting in mum Phoenix’s lap. Phoenix is holding onto a vertical branch which is obscuring her face as she looks forward. Grace is peering round the branch, her face appearing to rest on Phoenix’s left leg as she peers out from under Phoenix’s arm. Grace’s eyes are open and her young joey face looks alert.

In August, 2023, Grace was crossing a property just 1.6 km away from Koala Gardens when five cattle dogs attacked her, causing serious injuries, including punctures to her chest and lungs. These are usually fatal for koalas. Fortunately the property owner called koala rescue. She spent a long time in hospital recovering. We are all so grateful that Grace pulled through and was able to return home to Koala Gardens.

To celebrate Grace’s return to Koala Gardens, Katrina made a video of the story of her misadventure (below)

Grace has lots of videos, on YouTube, including videos with her family. She has her own YouTube playlist (below) She appears in the Koala Gardens Happenings for 2022 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.

Shown in the fork of a tree on the right of the photo and against a background of leaves, Grace is asleep. Facing to camera, her head and rear left leg are wedged between the branches comprising the fork. Her front left arm is wrapped round the left hand stem to rest on her left knee. The structure of the five digits on this hand, with its two opposing thumbs and sharp claws cane be seen. Her eyes are closed.
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