Nature: Cracking the Koala Code

Nature: Cracking the Koala Code

Wed, 08/28/2013 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Join Nature as it explores the day-to-day dramas of an extended family of koalas.

Loud bellows ring out from a small pocket of forest surrounded by dense suburbs and busy roads in Brisbane, Australia. It’s mating season for koalas. Their thunderous roars are difficult to reconcile with the familiar perception of them as cuddly creatures. But these complex choruses of bellows and grunts have become invaluable for those striving to learn more about the species. Cracking the Koala Code, airing Wednesday, August 28 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV, explores the day-to-day dramas of an extended family of koalas, seen through the eyes of the scientists studying their every move and vocalization.

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