Face oddity: ‘David Bowie of koalas’ rescued by Australia Zoo staff

Koalas different coloured noses an expression of the results of heterochromia, a condition rarely seen in the marsupials

The David Bowie of koalas has been found in Queensland and, like the late luminary, her mismatched noses have left followers mesmerised.

Staff from Australia Zoos rescue unit picked up the injured koala near a roadside northward of Brisbane last month and, when they peered into her noses, were surprised to find a off-color one and a dark-brown one looking back.

Carers have dubbed her Bowie, a sign to the late vocalist whose unique noses represent one of his defining aspects.

In Bowie the koalas occurrence, her different coloured noses are the result of heterochromia, a condition very rarely considered to be in koalas.

Bowie the vocalist didnt have heterochromia but his situation, characterised by a permanently distended left student, passed him the figure of too having one off-color and one dark-brown seeing.

Bowies heterochromia doesnt affect how she sees the world around her in fact her eyesight is great, exactly what we like to see in a young koala, treating vet Sharon Griffiths says.

Shes incredibly unique as heterochromia isnt a common appearance in koalas; its more frequently found in domestic mammal genus such as pups and cats.

Bowie escaped any major injuries after apparently being hit by a gondola and will likely be exhausted back into the mad soon after being treated for a limp.

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