Deep in the archives of the Chicago Film Archives’ Margaret Conneely Collection, historians found the below footage of koala bears from around 1959 as part of an Australian National Travel Association production. Produced by Mel. F. Nichols and edited by Winifred Lade, the film shows koalas and their joeys frolicking and eating in their natural habitat. The film is set to a 1932 recording of “The Teddy Bear Picnic” by Henry Hall and his orchestra
And check out this bonus slideshow of some extra-cute koalas, some of whom look like they’ve had their own sleep-inducing turkey dinner.
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