Koalas: the bare facts

Australia, 1990

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Koalas today are a species in trouble, threatened with extinction as the Australian suburbs spread. They are extremely vulnerable because they are dependent on eucalyptus forest and must feed on gum leaves for an average of five hours per day in order to survive. This film takes a dramatic and often amusing look at the plight facing this extraordinary animal and the lengths to which some people will go in order to help. If you think koalas are cute and cuddly animals who just sit round eating gum leaves all day, this film will surprise you.

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Credits

director

Paul Scott

co-producer

Chris Oliver

Bruce Moir

production company

Film Australia

Duration

00:50:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1990

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302784

Language

English

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Endangered species

Animals & Wildlife → Koala

Animals & Wildlife → Wildlife conservation - Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Wildlife conservation - Australia

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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