We now have seven koalas on site at Pooh Corner Bushland Reserve, six of which are rescued individuals which have been released here.
This is the first photo of the first offspring – Lady Jane’s joey (a son), now out of the pouch!! Mother and baby looking fine.
Looks promising that her first offspring has survived to this stage. Joey seems very attentive, observing carefully what mum is up to.
It has been a long wait since the UQ Koala Ecology Group ecologists first observed during an on-site health check of Lady Jane in late January that she had pouch young, estimated then to be two months old. It was at that stage that it was observed to be a male. For more info see: WaCC Facebook page post
Report and photo: Ed Parker 20-Jun-2023.