The fluffy ambassador

A wide-ranging look at the koala
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August 2022, no. 445
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Koala: A life in trees by Danielle Clode

Black Inc., $34.99 pb, 323 pp

The fluffy ambassador

A wide-ranging look at the koala
by
August 2022, no. 445
Koala and young, 1803, by J.W. Lewin (photograph via the State Library of NSW)
Koala and young, 1803, by J.W. Lewin (photograph via the State Library of NSW)

This is the third book dedicated to the koala that I have reviewed in ABR in the past fourteen years. That level of attention says much about the place we hold in our hearts for this endearing marsupial. It also relates to the fascinating natural and social history of the koala, along with the wildlife management conundrums it throws up. The koala is probably the most widely recognised of Australia’s animal species. It is also probably the most studied of our roughly 380 mammalian species, so there is a strong knowledge foundation around which to build a good story.

Peter Menkhorst reviews 'Koala: A life in trees' by Danielle Clode

Koala: A life in trees

by Danielle Clode

Black Inc., $34.99 pb, 323 pp

Buy this book

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