About Koala Lluvia

by | Apr 29, 2018 | Our Koalas


Origin of name:

Lluvia means rain in Spanish. When he was a baby we were hoping for rain, and we asked our team member, Carolina, from Colombia, the word for rain in Spanish.

cute male koala Lluvia
Known since:

He first emerged as a 6 month old from Misty’s pouch on 25 August 2015. He stayed with her for the rest of 2015, but became independent and was not seen much in 2016. To our great surprise he re-appeared in 2017.

How often seen:

He was seen 20 times in 2017, all over the research area. In 2018 he was more settled, and seen on 67 days, and in 2019 he was seen 40 times.

wild koala Lluvia climbing tree



He is Misty’s first joey, his father unknown but possibly Anzac or Cruiz. He has a sister, Cuddles, born in 2016.


He seems to have established a home range near Pat, and neighbouring his mother Misty.  For a while he had to battle both Zack and Cruiz, but he seems to have won. Read about the battle royal for Anzac’s old home range here

Media Appearances:

Lluvia appears in this video for Wild Koala Day, May 3 2018:

and this one:



Do you think it's easy to be a koala? My mate Lluvia probably doesn't think so!

Posted by Koala Clancy on Saturday, 7 March 2020

wild koala face You Yangs