Koala: Origins of an Icon

Koala: Origins of an Icon

Koala: Origins of an Icon

Koala: Origins of an Icon

Synopsis

A detailed and fascinating examination of the history and unique ecology of an animal that is adorednbsp;for its large fluffy ears, spoon-shaped nose, and bright button eyes nbsp;

This fascinating story of the koala exploresnbsp;the ecology, behavior, and history ofnbsp;an extraordinary animal, as well as ongoing threats to its existence suchnbsp;as disease and habitat loss, and the controversial debate about how to best manage the populations of Australia's favorite marsupial. Tracing its origins from a peaceful relationship with Aborigines to Europeans valuing only its fur to its rightful placenbsp;asnbsp;an Australian icon, thisnbsp;investigation shows the resilient and adaptive nature of the koala-described by manynbsp;as a triumph of evolution. Today its homeland is compromised and the creature is endangered, and this remarkable recollection of its life stands as a testament to its necessary survival.

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