NATURE

Program Details
Air Time: 
08/28/2013 - 8:00pm - 8:59pm
Program Title: 
CRACKING THE KOALA CODE
Program Service: 
TV
Program URL: 
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/
PSIP Description: 
Discover how koalas survive and thrive on a diet poisonous to almost all other herbivorous mammals.
Long Description: 
This program examines the day-to-day dramas of an extended family of koalas, seen through the eyes of the scientists studying their every move and vocalization. Fascinating social dynamics include territorial displays, vicious fighting and the surprising life and loves of a "traveling salesman," a rogue male who truly plays the field. New science even "cracks the koala communication code," providing insights into their basic language and social structure.