Monday, October 30, 2006

Koalas for Everyone!

Zoologists in the Gold Coast have used IVF techniques to breed test-tube koalas.

From the story: "They were conceived using new breeding techniques, which involve mixing sperm with a special solution that prolongs its shelf life."

Sounds like an interesting job.

Factoid: koalas aren't bears (and it's a dead giveaway that you're not Australian if you call them koala bears. As if the accent wouldn't give you away first). They're marsupials, closely related to the wombat:


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