4 September 2009
My name is Chanel and I live at Australia Zoo's Koala Walk-Thru with 11 other female Koalas. Naturally, a girl never likes to reveal her age, but let's just say that 2004 was a very good year!
I like to think of myself as being a modern, independent girl - perhaps even a little on the feisty side. As a family trait my Mum Chloe and baby sister Charli have the same talent for speaking their mind and getting their point across.
I recently gave birth to my first joey and I am hoping you could help with the naming of my little bundle of joy.
Thinking of baby names is such a challenge. I really don't know where to start, so I would really love your help.
I'm not too sure whether this little treasure is a girl or a boy, so please feel free to give suggestions for both. Their Dad Lawson is one of the largest and most handsome male koalas at the Zoo. He is quite the charmer and has the most beautiful big fluffy ears. I fell in love in an instant.
If my joey is a little girl, she will no doubt be petite with a beautiful dark coat, like me. And of course, any boy of Lawson will be just like his dad - big, strong and irresistibly good looking.
To help you think of names, I've included a photograph of my newest joey sitting with me - so cute. Thank-you for your help in naming the newest little Aussie icon at Australia Zoo.
Name Chanel's joey!
In support of national 'Save the Koala Month' Australia Zoo is giving you the opportunity to name Chanel's absolutely beautiful new joey.
If your suggested name is chosen, you will win some ripper Australia Zoo prizes including a one-of-a-kind paw painting from our joeys mum, Chanel. How special is that!
To help Chanel's new little joey get the best start in life, you can be one of the first to adopt her! Or, you can support koalas in the wild by making a one-off donation to Wildlife Warriors koala conservation projects. Our Aussie icon needs your help to survive.
Competition closed October 4, 2009.
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