About Koala Kozo

cute koala joey Kozo


Kozo was funny and curious as a joey like her mother KiKi.  But as an adult she is more reserved.  She is still quite calm with us, but less flamboyant than her mother.

2 year old female koala kozo


Origin of name:

a combination of KiKi and Cruiz. Kozo means “Happy Boy” in Japanese: at first we really thought Kozo was a boy.


Known since:

She first emerged from KiKi’s pouch in September 2017, so she would have been born in March 2017.


How often seen:

Kozo was seen about six times in 2017.  In 2018 she was seen 48 times. Already in 2019 she has been seen 24 times.

18 month old female wild koala



Kozo’s mother is KiKi, daughter of YuYu. Her father is probably Cruiz. Kozo is KiKi’s first baby. She has two siblings now: sister LuLu and new joey Mimi; and an Aunt – CoCo and an Uncle –  Bobo.

Kozo’s first joey – Indi – was born in January 2019.  We think Indi’s father is Mabo, as Kozo was spending a lot of time in his area when Indi was conceived.



Now independent from mum, Kozo’s neighbours are Clancy, Ngardang & BunyipLakorra, Mara & Pickle, Wemba & Djaki and males Winberry, Gulkurguli and Mabo.


Survived extreme heat/drought catastrophes:

Kozo has survived the following extreme heat waves and droughts.

2019: 4 January max temp: 46C (she was pregnant at the time)
2019: 25 January max temp: 46C (she had just given birth to Indi, but we didn’t know that at the time)


Media Appearances:

Kozo wasn’t born when this video was taken, but this may have been the first time her father met her mother.

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