In the process of making her motion graphic, The Koala, Australia, Huan Zhang was shocked to discover how little people knew about koalas.
Produced for her Master of Design at the University of Technology Sydney, Huan decided to simply use data comparing human and koala habitats in her animation to highlight how bad the situation has become for the koala.
“The cute icon is facing a great threat due to habitat loss as the demand for land for urban development intensifies”, Huan explains.
Huan, who is from China, says that we all have a responsibility to look after koalas and all animals and their habitats. “Nearly every region of the earth has been affected by human activity.”