Fecal transplants might help make koalas less picky eaters

The approach could someday prove useful in wildlife conservation

koala

Some koalas prefer to eat only one type of eucalyptus. But changing the makeup of bacteria in the animals’ guts through fecal transplants may put other options on the menu.

The University of Queensland

This article is only available to Science News subscribers.

Subscribers, enter your e-mail address to access our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Science News is a nonprofit.

Support us by subscribing now.

More Stories from Science News on Life

From the Nature Index

Paid Content