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We saw Shine at Koala Gardens 29 times in 2022. When he arrived with mum Emma, (who is pictured with him above), he had probably only recently emerged from her pouch. Emma took Shine somewhere else to separate from him, but during his time on the property, we greatly enjoyed his joey cuteness.

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.
A close up of Emma and joey Shine as they sit in a tree surrounded by branches and leaves. Emma is facing left, her face, apart from her dark nose and her left eye, is mostly obscured by her joey. Shine is sitting in Emma’s lap, facing towards her with his face turned to the camera. His young joey face, with its white chin and dark nose can be seen. His eyes are open and he looks settles as he holds on to Emma.

Shine has lots of videos on YouTube  where he shares a playlist with his mum Emma (below).

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.

Shine as a small joey. Shown in left profile, he is holding onto a thin branch surrounded by eucalyptus leaves He has a leaf in his mouth. His eyes are open, but otherwise his features are obscured. The white fur on his rump and the tip of his left ear contrast with his light brown fur.