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  • 3 generations of a Koala Dynasty, in one day!
    3 generations of one koala family: Grandmother, her daughter, her granddaughter and grandson were all found on the same day, in the same area of the You...
  • Koala mother scratches her back while joey hangs on
    Koala joeys ride on their mother's backs for months, but what happens when mother wants to scratch where joey is? Some pics of wild mother koala Mara and joey...
  • Koala population decline in the You Yangs, Victoria
    Awful, but hopeful. In preparation for our first Koalas & Tree Planting community event on November 15, 2018 I felt that a graph would best show the...
  • Koalas need farmers
    Public meeting 15 November 2018. Koalas can’t rely on national parks anymore. Koalas need farms, and farmers. Koala Clancy Foundation organise targeted koala...
  • How male koalas avoid fighting
    Are male koalas fighters or not? Over 26 years of wild koala research we have rarely seen male koalas fight. We believe that male koalas avoid fighting by...
  • Male koala walking and scent-marking trees
    This post shows a 3 year old young, sub-dominant male during breeding season, walking through an area and scent-marking a tree. It explains how koalas use...
  • Do Koalas drink?
    Koalas do drink, but they do it in a tree. When it rains, koalas lick the raindrops as they run down the trunks of gum-trees.
  • Vote for the next King Koala on Wild Koala Day
    In The Bush when a dominant animal dies, a young animal gets a chance to be the top. In the You Yangs now these three male koalas are bluffing and fighting...
  • About Koala Scent Glands
    Male koalas have a scent gland in the middle of their chest.  The gland produces a strong-smelling oily substance that can be rubbed against trees to act as a...
  • Anzac The Amazing
    Written by Janine Duffy We could tell that Anzac was amazing from the first minute. He met our tour group at the entrance gate of the You Yangs, as if to say...