Fame: ‘Bowie’ the koala attracts fans with rare blue and brown eyes
Like the late rock star she’s named after, “Bowie” the koala has an unmistakable mystique.
Bowie was recently admitted to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, after the koala was picked up by the zoo’s rescue unit last month. It was found injured after it had presumably been hit by a car.
Cleared of major injuries, it was Bowie’s mismatched eyes that has attracted curiosity. She has a brown eye on the left, while her right eye is a bright blue, all due to a rare genetic condition called heterochromia.