Suzi is excited to announce the release of her new coffee-table style book, Koala Stories, in collaboration with Deborah Tabart, Director of the Australian Koala Foundation and internationally known as the “Koala Woman.” Since 1988, the Australian Koala Foundation has been the leading advocate for koala conservation around the world, working in partnership with governments, business, conservationists, and scientists. Their current goals include mapping koala habitat, enactment of the Koala Protection Act, and the establishment of koala conservation zones.
The book contains text by Ms. Tabart and images Suzi captured while spending months photographing koalas in the wild and in captive breeding programs throughout Eastern Australia.
A portion of the proceeds from this book benefit AKF. Copies can be ordered here.
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For many of us, the new cycle of the year begins with the first day of school. Fall functions as the welcome to the new rhythm of the year; so it’s nice to witness other new beginnings at this time. Typically fall brings with it a reprieve of the summer heat and leaves begin to color red and yellow, so it is nice to see new life spring forward. It's during this early fall that ring-tailed Lemurs welcome their babies to the world. Newborns cling to their mother’s bellies until they are confident enough to climb onto her back, where they will spend the majority of their first few months before observing survival lessons modeled by their mother. Although they breastfeed for 4 to 6 months, they do begin to climb and look for solid food with mama at about 6 weeks. Lemurs live in troops, groups that can be as small as 3 or as large as 27 lemurs, and are ruled by females. When the male offspring mature they will venture off to find a new troop, but females will typically stay with the troop that they were born into.
Here are some great ways to incorporate lemur creativity into your fall season.