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Matilda was first seen at Koala Gardens in July 2020. A beautiful, round faced Koala, known to her many fans as “Queen Matilda.” As she settled into the colony  she started to appear in the angophora trees favoured by Mist, Koala Gardens’ most famous former colony member. Matilda’s home range, extended beyond Koala Gardens, so it was always lovely to see her.

Matilda asleep in a young tree against a background of leaves and smaller branches She is holding on to the vertical stem. Her face is resting in a fork of the tree.
Matilda sitting in a forest red gum tree. Facing right, she is looking over her right shoulder towards the camera. Her grey furred rump with its white markings is prominent .
Against a background canopy of leaves and branches, Matilda sits curled up in a tree. her face is obscured but her paws and claws are visible.

Soon after she arrived, Matilda attracted the attention of young Swaggie but very firmly told him “no”. Matilda also had a fairly hilarious response to colony male Bullet.

Matilda was last seen at Koala gardens in January 2023. We all hope that she has found a lovely home range and has had joeys. Live well wild and free Matilda.

Facing right with her head turned to camera and against a background of leaves, Matilda is sitting in a tree. Her right foot is holding the b ranch in front of her and her right arm is resting on her right leg. Her fur is wet from rain, her eyes are open, but not focused.

Matilda has lots of videos on YouTube  where she has her own playlist. (below) and she appears in the Koala Gardens Happenings for 2020, 2021, 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.

Matilda the queen of koalas looking directly at the camera