Origin of name:
Two other male koalas in the area were named Tim Tam and Vegemite – both popular Australian foods. Anzac Biscuits are much loved, and he was first named on Anzac Day.
How long known:
We first met Anzac in 2007. We watched him take over the home ranges of dominant males Vegemite, then Merle* – combining two male ranges into one super territory.
*Merle appears in this National Geographic video (he is the koala walking on the ground)
Read about how Anzac took over in this post.
How often seen:
In 2016 Anzac was seen on 102 days, which is quite often.
Anzac probably has many offspring and grand-offspring. With Pat he has Clancy and Banjo, with YuYu he has KiKi and maybe Bobo. We think he is Lluvia’s father too.
Pat shared a home range with Anzac. CoCo , Misty and Cuddles lived nearby. Zack and Cruiz are the nearest male neighbours, and seem to have split his old home range with Lluvia.
Anzac features in these videos: Koala girl escapes amorous male; Koalas eat many types of Gum-tree (he’s the last one);
Read more about Anzac’s life here.