PBS News Weekend

Season 12, Episode 40 of 99

As koalas face extinction, an Australian zoo is using proven breeding strategies to protect the country's iconic animals. The koala is an iconic Australian animal, but its numbers have been rapidly declining in recent decades. Earlier this year the Australian Koala Foundation declared the marsupials "functionally extinct." But one zoo on the Gold Coast in the state of Queensland is using proven breeding strategies to protect the animals, and starting a live genome bank to tackle some of the biggest threats to koalas. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Kirsty Johansen reports.

Previously Aired

6 p.m.
7 p.m.
4 a.m.
Arizona Public Media is a service of the University of Arizona and our broadcast stations are licensed to the Arizona Board of Regents who hold the trademarks for Arizona Public Media and AZPM. We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples.
The University of Arizona