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Zorro

Zorro was a mature alpha when first identified in March 2015. He was probably already breeding with females in the colony. At this time Zorro was the alpha male ruling over 10% of the property. As an alpha his home range extended far beyond the boundaries of the Koala Gardens. He  was very important to the genetics of the colony. He was only seen at Koala Gardens 18 times between March and September,

A close up of the head and shoulders of male koala Zorro as he holds onto a tree trunk on the right of the image. He is looking over his right shoulder to camera. He is awake but not focussed. Leaves are casting a shadow on his face.
Facing left and shown against a background of leaves, alpha  male Zorro is sitting across two branches, which his left foot is dangling between. He is looking over his left shoulder to camera. His eyes are open and he looks relaxed.
Large alpha male koala Zorro is sitting in the fork of a tree, surrounded by leaves and branches and facing left. He is holding onto the stem in front of him with all four paws and looking over his left shoulder to camera. His eyes are open and he looks alert. His white chin stands out against his dark brown-grey fur.

During 2016 he was identified on the property 54 times, a sign that his influence on the property was increasing. During the winter months he ventured further into the property to areas he had not entered the previous year,. He was possibly looking to expand his territory. Alhough Zorro only used a small section of the property, in 2017 he fathered a joey with Racee and possibly Greta.

Against a background of branches and leaves, alpha male koala Zorro is sitting in a tree facing right. He is looking upwards and the light is catching the white fur on his chin and chest, contrasting with his dark grey-brown coat. His eyes are open and he looks alert.

Zorro was on the property 49 times from January until September 2017, when was last seen looking healthy and strong. It is not known whether he changed his home range or met with misadventure. The last time he was seen coincided with the time Bullet and Takeshi were both seen frequently in territory disputes over the area Zorro normally ruled. Legion was also around at that time.

Against a background of leaves, Zorro is sitting in the fork of a tree facing right. He is looking over his right shoulder to camera. His eyes are open and he looks alert.
Surrounded by leaves, alpha male Zorro is in the fork of a tree facing left. His back is pressed to the tree trunk and lying along a narrow semi-horizontal branch in front of him, which he is holding with his front paws. His head is resting with his chin on his left front paw. As his eyes appear to be partly open, he is likely resting rather than asleep.

Zorro has lots of videos on YouTube  where he  has his own playlist. (below). He appears in the Koala Gardens Happenings for 2015, 2016 and 2017.

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” Zorro is a character in “Finding koala Gardens” and “Fire” – the first two books in the series.

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.

Against a background of leaves and a pale sky, Zorro is facing camera, curled up asleep in the fork of a tree. He is partially obscured by the tree trunk in front of him. His head is resting on his left arm as he sleeps.
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