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Racee came to live at Koala Gardens on 6th December 2016. She was around 18 – 24 months old so would not have been away from her mother all that long.

Racee was good dark colour, which, together with a lot of nose pigmentation made her easily recognizable. She was koala well known for the cheeky glint in her eye. She always seemed to have been up to some kind of fun mischief. When she was first seen she appeared to be sitting in a tree like she was riding a motorbike; so she was named, Racee.  

Female koala Racee is sitting in a tree facing camera, She is holding onto two branches with her raised arms. Her face is partially obscured by one of the branches.

Racee quickly won the hearts of the followers of the Koala Gardens Colony around the world. She was important to the development of the colony . Her first joey Karla was born in 2017, Zorro being the likely father. Karla and followed by Phoenix in 2018 and Smokey in 2019.

Female koala Racee curled up asleep in a fork of a large pale barked tree.
Facing left and shown in a tree against a background of leaves and a cloudless blue sky, female koala Racee is looking over her left shoulder to camera. Her eyes are open and she looks alert.

We last saw Racee at Koala Gardens in early 2020. She raised three wonderful joeys one of whom, her daughter Phoenix, delighted everyone by introducing a third generation in her joeys Luna, born in 2021 and Grace born in 2022.

There is some great video of Racee and her family  on YouTube where she has her own playlist (below). She appears in the Koala Gardens Happenings for 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Join the Colony and get involved

You can become part of the Koala Gardens Colony by adopting Racee’s granddaughter Grace, or one of the other 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.

With her back to camera Racee is sitting in a Sally Wattle tree, largely obscured by leaves.