About Koala Djadja

by | Aug 22, 2018 | Our Koalas


Origin of name:

Djadja is taken from Djadja-wurrung, the Aboriginal People of northern Victoria.

Known since:

Koala Djadja was first seen on 4 October 2016 as a 6 month old joey. That puts her birthday at around March/April 2016.

koala joey looking at viewer cuddling mother

Koala Djadja cuddling her mother Babarrang

How often seen:

As she’s matured, she’s established her home range, and is seen more often.  She was seen 15 times in 2017 as a one-year-old, 31 times in 2018, 36 times in 2019. She has been seen 50 times so far in 2020.


Her mother is Babarrang and her father is possibly Bungaleenee. She has a joey – named Beanie – born in late 2017. She has a sister in the population, Ngardang b. 2014 and two other siblings: Burun b. 2017, Karrborr b 2019  and unnamed b. 2013.


Djadja lives near female Wemba and male Mabo.  Old male Winberry also roams through her home range at times.

Media Appearances:

Mmmm, nom, nom, nom! Djadja, Babarrang's daughter & Ngardang's sister tucks into some River Red Gum leaves. Read…

Posted by Koala Clancy on Saturday, 6 October 2018

How do we know all this about Djadja?

Our Wild Koala Research Project has been monitoring the koalas of the You Yangs and Brisbane Ranges for 22 years, using our non-intrusive method of nose pattern identification. Learn more:


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