LENGTH: 1 x 54 minutes
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Hugh Marks & Paul Scott
PRODUCERS: Tina Dalton & Isabel Perez
DIRECTOR: Paul Scott
BROADCASTERS: ABC1 Australia & 13/WNET USA
CO-PRODUCTION PARTNER: Wild Fury Pty Ltd
DISTRIBUTOR: National Geographic Television International
This 1-hour HD blue-chip wildlife documentary reveals the usually hidden social and sex lives of koalas and showcases never before-seen animal behavior and new science.
For the first time we witness the amazing social dynamics within one extended family of koalas, as seen through the eyes of a baby koala and the scientists that are tracking their wellbeing as their bush home is encroached upon by urbanization. Four koala biologists present the latest science and reveal how human encroachment is impacting the intricate workings of a koala colony.
The film explores if koalas can live side by side with people in today’s increasingly urbanized Australia. We follow an extended family of Brisbane koalas to capture their day-to-day dramas as their natural bush home becomes encroaching by humans. On top of social pressures from within their colony, these urban koalas have to contend with the external stresses of habitat loss, cars, dogs, and disease. This unique film is a testament to how this iconic Australian animal is coping in today’s world.