A Rare Find

Dedicated to Claire H., who tells me that it’s National Science Week in Australia!

Here are more science cartoons for the occasion.

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19 Responses to A Rare Find

  1. Rory says:

    It’s not a bear, goddammit!

  2. mariusg says:

    and probably he sleeps in a vanilla tree. 😛

  3. Biologist says:

    Loved this! I love koalas and Kahlua. 🙂 Besides, I am a biologist. Would really like to discover new species like this…

    What is quite weird also with koalas are their mating rituals… quite violent 🙂

  4. Dennis says:

    Cool! Has anyone ever yet spotted the equally rare Tequila Lime Chicken? Of course, never before noon …

  5. Dan W says:

    Ha! Awesome!

  6. willwot says:


  7. Blisschick says:

    I can tell you why it’s rare and endangered. If it’s getting plastered all the time, it ain’t doing much else.

  8. Wildbird says:

    Time to go on the wagon

  9. Meli says:

    This ‘bear’ is obviously evolving faster than all the others by getting ready for the time when there will be no trees left on the planet (its close relative, the ‘koala’, gets its addictive fix from gum tree leaves and should take note!)

  10. Matthew says:

    why is the rum always gone?

  11. Kathy says:

    Go Claire! xxx and thanks for another laugh-out-loud moment Doug!

  12. Kathy says:

    And BTW, can we stop worrying about the fact that it’s not a bear? People call them Koala Bears. Get over it. Starfish are not fish. Etc… etc…

    • Doug says:

      Too true, Kathy! I often use inaccurate terminology on purpose, because the inaccurate term is more commonly used – or because it’s funnier. For example, my original draft of my “Starfish Wars” cartoon was called “Sea Star Wars”, but I changed it to “Starfish Wars” cuz people still call them starfish more often.

      For this one, I couldn’t really call this critter a “Kahlua”. I needed the added context provided by “Kahlua Bear”. And “koala bear” is still a widely-used term even if it is wrong.

      Of course, there are other times when I make mistakes completely unintentionally! 🙂

      • Garth says:

        From an Aussie. Funny cartoon.I know they’re not bears but that the joke doesn’t work as well if you don’t call them koala/kahlua bears. What about a cartoon to raise awareness about their/our current problem,the STD Chlamydia. It is estimated that there are 43,000 to 80,000 koalas left in Australia and that 50 to 80 percent of the koala population are infected with the disease. According to stats. the disease is linked to stress caused by loss of habitat(don’t ask me how they proved that). We are slowly, bit by bit,destroying their habitat which added to the fact that they are also very fussy eaters when it comes to which eucalypt leaf they will eat means their food supply and home is rapidly reducing.

    • Anthony says:

      People from the US call them “bears”. Not everyone.

  13. Wildbird says:

    Drunken koalas too much wine

  14. Aud says:

    Doug, I honestly did not know you were aware of correct biology terms. I don’t feel so alone now.


  15. Rob says:

    LOL, I knew they existed

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