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Krissy was the last joey of colony matriarch Mist . He emerged from the pouch on June 13, 2018 and separated from his mum at Koala gardens in November.

He continued to do well,, then, quite suddenly, over a period of 2 days, he developed chlamydial conjunctivitis in his right eye. Fortunately it was possible to catch him early enough for his treatment to be immediately successful. After 5 weeks, he was released again at Koala Gardens to be a wild and free koala.

Krissy was one strong little koala, spending 23 days independently on the property after release. In August, 2019, it was time for him, as a juvenile male, to disperse and look for his own place to settle. We last saw him on the 24th. Hopefully Krissy found a good home with plenty of food and was able to breed those bloodlines into future koala generations.

8 months old joey Krissy in his mother Mist's lap as they sit in a tree. Mist's face is obscured by Krissy whose face is partially obscured as he peers over his mother's arm.
Mist and Krissy
Krissy is shown in full face close up. His eyes are open, his large fluffy ears are prominent.

Krissy has his own You Tube playlist (below) and appears in the Koala Gardens Happenings for 2018 and 2019.

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.


Young male koala Krissy is sitting in a tree, holding on to a narrow vertical branch which forks into two. Krissy has his head between the forks as he holds on with his hands. His eyes are closed His back legs are dangling. The fluffy pale grey fur on his tummy and the white fur on the underside of his arms are visible.