Koala Conservation Australia is a not-for-profit charity funded through donations, bequests, the Adopt a Wild Koala Program and souvenir shop sales.
An adoption helps with the rescue and treatment of sick and injured koalas and release back to their home range where possible. An adoption also assists with the conservation and expansion of habitat, collection of information for research and to provide educational material to increase public awareness of all aspects of the koala.
The cost of an adoption:
Adoption package within Australia $70 per year
Overseas package including postage $80 per year
eAdoptions $50 per year
You have a choice of 15 Koalas which are available for adoption.
Eight exhibit koalas who reside permanently at the Koala Hospital – Emerald Downs Mary, Evans Head CW, Guyra Allan, Maria River Road Jan, Murwillumbah Bobby, Ocean Summer, Ruins Way Baz and Wauchope Jade.
Five koala joeys who have been hand reared by Koala Hospital volunteers and have been released recently –Hockey Luna, Kooloonbung Close Trevor, Kooloonbung Tasha, Balmoral Mini and Myoora Jarrah
Rare blue eyed koala on Adoption Program –Lion Leo has amazing blue eyes which is a rare genetic phenomenon as koalas usually have brown eyes – Lion Leo was released in September 2019
Burns victim from the Black Summer fires – LINR (Lake Innes Nature Reserve) Anwen. Anwen was the first female koala to be rescued from the firegrounds at Lake Innes Nature Reserve. Anwen recovered from her injuries and was released back to her home range in April, 2020 after 5 months recuperating at the Koala Hospital.