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PBS NATURE CRACKING THE KOALA CODE

PBS Nature: Cracking the koala code

PBS Nature: Cracking the koala code 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,…read more

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A koala sleeps in a tree in the bush, January 2013.

Koala management plans barking up wrong tree, researchers say

Koala management plans barking up wrong tree, researchers say By Nonee Walsh Updated Thu 3 Oct 2013, 8:30am AEST PHOTO: A koala sleeps in a tree in the bush, January 2013.(Flickr: Degilbo on flickr)   MAP: Gunnedah 2380 The iconic koala is renowned as a nocturnal tree-hugger that sleeps a lot and is fussy about which eucalyptus leaves…read more

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A history of inbreeding leaves koalas with low genetic diversity

Lonely Koalas Long Ago Turned to Kin for Sex Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Date: 22 October 2012 Time: 03:30 PM ET A koala bear (Phascolarctos cinereus). CREDIT: Dr. Eveline Dungl – Tiergarten Schönbrunn A checkered past for Australia’s koalas means that the tuft-eared marsupials have low genetic diversity — a sign of inbreeding. Mating…read more

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Koala spotted during Brisbanes outdoor education program

Up close with the wildlife Kaili Parker-Price | 11th August 2012 6:08 AM This koala caused excitement for Brisbane Girls Grammar students. James Mcintosh DROP bears do exist and you can find them in the Mary Valley. A Brisbane schoolgirl on an outdoor education camp near Borumba Dam got the surprise of her life when…read more

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Cracking the Koala Code: Fact Sheet

Class: Mammalia Subclass: Marsupialia Order: Diprotodontia Family: Phascolarctidae Genus: Phascolarctos Species: cinereus Size and weight: Koalas average 27-36 in (70 to 90cm) in length and weigh anywhere from 9 to 20 lbs (4-9 kg). Females tend to be both slightly smaller and slightly less heavy than males.  Southern koalas are approximately 30% larger than their…read more

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Cracking the Koala Code Video: A battle for territory

Apparently koala fighting for territory results in one of the males backing down 96% of the time. The other 4% of the time it’s on like an MMA fight, but fluffier, and in a tree. Watch A Battle for Territory on PBS. See more from Nature. A fight erupts between two koalas after one of…read more

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Cracking the Koala Code video: A Koala Roams the Suburbs

This video really brings to light the difficulties koalas face navigating the rapidly expanding urban landscape, young male koalas seeking potential mates are often forced into backyards and across roads when migrating to neighbouring colonies to produce offspring. Watch A Koala Roams the Suburbs on PBS. See more from Nature. A male koala roams the…read more

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Cracking the Koala Code Video: Preparing for a eucalyptus diet

A baby koala consumes his mother’s pap, a secretion that will give the joey the bacteria needed to digest eucalyptus leaves. Watch a scene from Cracking the Koala Code which premiered May 16, 2012  on PBS Nature. Watch Preparing for a Eucalyptus Diet on PBS. See more from Nature. Source : http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/cracking-the-koala-code/video-preparing-for-a-eucalyptus-diet/7704/ Cracking the Koala…read more

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Cracking the koala code preview on PBS Nature

PBS have a beautifully shot piece on the mysteries of the koala bellow featuring on Nature. Keep an eye out for it in your local guides. Watch Cracking the Koala Code – Preview on PBS. See more from Nature. Cracking the Koala Code Introduction Loud bellows ring out from a small pocket of forest surrounded…read more

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Koalas and Eucalyptus

The Professor comes face-to-face with an Australian koala – and learns not to call it a koala bear. And as always, it’s a chance to talk chemistry.     Our thanks to Cleland Wildlife Park in Adelaide, South Australia, and to Hank the koala. More chemistry at http://www.periodicvideos.com/ Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/periodicvideos And on Twitter…read more

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Goodbye Blinky Bill

John Williamson – Goodbye Blinky Bill

This video was passed on via Sydney singer songwriter Richard Cuthbert. Richard emigrated to Australia with his family when he was 8 years old.  His father played John Williamson’s Goodbye Blinky Bill in the car on repeat for months on their road trips around the country side. John Williamson is an Australian music and folk…read more

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