The koala baby boy in Zoo Planckendael is called Tin-Tookie

Feb 3rd, 2019 | By | Category: Plaenckendael

3.2.2019 – Source: Zoo Planckendael, posted by Patricia Roberts

Dear All, some time ago, I announced the new “birth” of a koala baby. Ah well, actually, it was not a birth, but the first “escape” from the pouch. Now they know that it is a little boy and it is called Tin-Tookie.

The background story of the parents is rather funny: first one to arrive was mommy Alinga and later Maka came. Although koala’s are loners, every night, Maka easily found his way to Alinga and pretty soon thereafter, Sassafras was born. And even though Planckendael did some efforts to keep them separated, it actually seemed that this time, it was Alinga who was “escaping” during the night, with this result!!! How shall we call this: “Romeo and Juliette who cannot live without each other” or so.

Planckendael has published a little video of mother and son and you must admit: it is more than cute!!!!

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  1. Dear Patricia,

    What a sweetie the little Tin-Tookie is! I love the name, too!

    Alinga and Maka certainly are the Romeo and Juliet of the koala world! What a nice and even touching story!

    I wish Tin-Tookie, his parents and, of course, even their keepers all the best!

    Thank you so much for delivering this charming article!

    Hugs from Mervi

  2. “Tin-Tookie”: a real charming and melodious name!

    Charming baby, charming adult, charming young keeper lady (unfortunately I don’t understand what she tells . . .). . . .

    In the video it first looked indeed like a birth. Interesting to see the baby looking out of mother’s pouch so conspicuously. . . . Wonderful there are even love stories between koalas. TIN-TOOKIE can be happy that he is a child of love, as mama ALINGA and papa MAKA are obviously (or let’s ay ‘readably’ 😉 ) right love birds!
    This little one has got a very individual kind of face, as to my impression – at least in those photos shown here.


  3. De kleine Koala ist so niedlich, danke fürs Zeigen und viel Glück!

    Liebe Grüße, Erika

  4. Dear Patricia,
    Tin-Tookie is a cutie. The love story of the parents is very nice.

  5. Dear Patricia!
    Koalas always look so cute, roundish with plushy and soft fur, simply irresistable. But we already know this harmless impression can mislead…
    I love to see them jumpimg from tree to tree. Their little ones have to cling quite firmly to their mothers!
    Tin Tookie is a sweety pie with a unique face and I wish him a long and happy life!


  6. Liebe Patricia,

    die kleine Maus hat alle Hände voll zu tun, um sich festzuhalten.
    Besonders ungewöhnlich ist ihr Platz zwischen den Hinterbeinen
    der Mutter.
    Zur Liebesgeschichte mit Folgen kann man nur sagen – eine schöne Bescherung!
    Der Name klingt sehr melodisch.

    Vielen Dank für deinen Bericht und liebe Grüße

  7. Niedlich – ich wünsche dem Kind weiter gutes Aufwachsen ! 🙂

  8. Thanks for showing dear Patricia and dear Mervi

    A sweet little koalababy !!!!!!!!!

    Hugs Inge

  9. Dear Patricia

    Lovely and detailed report about the Koalas. I have been trying to find the meaning of Tin Tookie in English and the closest I get is “Tin Boomsie”

  10. Liebe Patricia,

    Koalabären sind sowieso schön sehr hübsche Bären, aber der kleine Tin Tookie ist besonders süß, wie alle kleinen Tierkinder.
    Ich wünsche dem Kleinen alles Gute.

    Danke fürs Zeigen.

    Liebe Grüße