NATURE: Cracking the Koala Code
Cracking the Koala Code
Wednesday May 16, 2012 at 8pm
Follow individual koalas from a small social group on an Australian island to learn just how a koala manages to survive and thrive on a diet poisonous to almost all other herbivorous mammals. From the miracle of marsupial birth to tender moments of discovery between mother and newborn joey, encounters with threatening forest creatures, battles between rival males and the complex chorus of bellows and grunts that have become so important to science — join leading scientists as they unravel just what a forest needs to support a healthy population of koalas by listening to these marsupials themselves and cracking the koala code. View preview below.
Koala with joey on a tree, learning to adapt to the consequences of urbanization and habitat erosion. | Image Courtesy of Wild Fury Pty Ltd | Producer: WNET