About Koala KiKi

by | Nov 30, 2017 | Our Koalas, You Yangs Region


Origin of name:

KiKi seemed to fit with YuYu. It means new life.

Known since:

She was first seen as a tiny baby on 28 September 2016 with her mother YuYu.

young female koala


How often seen:

KiKi is seen frequently – she was seen over 25 times in 2017, and 46 times in 2019.


KiKi is the adventurous daughter of YuYu. She left her mother when she was only 9 to 10 months old. Soon after, in January 2017, she was found 1.7km away from her mother trying to escape from male Cruiz. Koala Researcher Mel took some amazing video of KiKi swinging through the treetops. Watch

KiKi avoided Cruiz that day, but sometime within a month she mated with one of the males. To our great surprise, in early September 2017 we noticed a baby bump! Since then we’ve seen KiKi and baby Kozo (now a mother herself) a lot.

Kiki has had a joey every year since Kozo – LuLu, daughter of Clancy in 2018; Mimi son of Gulkurguli in 2019; and she has a baby bump in 2020 (as of March 2020).

KiKi has a sister, CoCo, and two brothers Bobo and Yarra.

male koala joey with mother



KiKi lives near Clancy, Ngardang & Lakorra, her daughter LuLu and son Mimi and males Gulkurguli, Bungaleenee, Jandamarra and Winberry.

Media Appearances:

KiKi is a child star.  She first appeared as a baby on Tourism Australia’s facebook page for Wild Koala Day, and her video received 1.1million views.
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