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Have yourself a furry little Christmas!

16 November 2015 –

What do Aster, Baxter, Caxton and Mr Snooze have in common? 

They sound like they could be some of Santa’s spare reindeer, but they are actually adorable Koalas living in sanctuaries around Australia – waiting to be adopted for Christmas.

The festive season is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for a meaningful unique gift (or a gift for yourself), adopting a gorgeous Koala with tus is a novel idea!

We started our Adopt a Koala initiative as a fun way for people to contribute to helping Koalas in the wild.

Deborah Tabart OAM, our CEO, says that people from all over the world have joined the program, raising funds and spreading the word far and wide.

We rely on the genorisity of people donating, including through the Adopt program to continue our work, as we don’t take one dollar from the Australian Government.

“Plus it’s a cute way to get involved, as you can visit your Koala in its sanctuary if you have the chance.

“Helping to secure the future of the iconic Koala will make a great Christmas present,” she said.

Each adoption kit includes a personalised certificate with photo of your Koala, a welcome letter, Koala stickers and more.

Sanctuaries participating in this program include Dreamworld, Featherdale, Paradise Country, Ballarat Wildlife Park, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and The Maze (WA).

This Christmas, spread the merry cheer to our furry friends, and show them that all you want for Christmas is to keep them, and their homes around forever.


Please note: Koalas are not pets. This is a symbolic adoption, or a ‘foster’ program. Your monthly donation will be helping Koalas in the wild.

Click here to learn more or adopt your own Koala today!


Aster (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary)

Mr Snooze (Ballarat Wildlife Park)

Chester (Featherdale Wildlife Park)


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