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Title Koalas: The Bare Facts [Kanopy electronic resource]

Publication Info. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file)
Playing Time Duration: 50 minutes
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Event Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 1990.
Summary If you think koalas are cute and cuddly, sit in trees all day and don't have a care in the world, this fascinating documentary will surprise you. Koalas - The Bare Facts reveals some intriguing aspects of this famous Australian that is not a bear at all. It provides a close-up look at some of this animal's behaviour both in the wild and now in the suburbs that have increasingly taken over its habitat. We follow as a scientist tracks koalas electronically to see the devastating impact of forest clearing on these extraordinary creatures. We witness the progress of orphaned koalas that have been reared by human mothers, and the treatment of sick adults in special koala hospitals, using technology usually reserved only for humans. There's footage of an orphaned koala that shares a bed with a family and watches TV from a special gum tree in their sitting room and of koalas that sit in telegraph poles because there are no gum trees left. We'll also witness a koala's birth and a baby koala's first view out of the pouch as well as the intimate sexual signalling of adult koalas as they flap their ears and jerk their heads. A Film Australia National Interest Program. Copyright - 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Executive Producer: Bruce Moir, Chris Oliver Director: Paul Scott Writer: Paul Scott DOP/Cinematographer: Lindsay Cupper, David Lourie Narrator/Presenter: Ivar Kants.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language In English
Indexed Term Australian and Indigenous Studies
Environmental Sciences
Veterinary Science
Added Author Scott, Paul, filmmaker
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Music No. 1126288 Kanopy
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