1. Home
  2. Animals

Animals

  1. 24 September 2019 - Science Matters

    The shared evolution of the Tasmanian tiger and the wolf

    Through a molecular quirk, the Tasmanian tiger and grey wolf have evolved to look like twins finds new University of Melbourne research.

  2. 4 September 2019 - Animals, Food & You

    Protecting Cambodia’s landmine detection dogs

    University of Melbourne research has developed a new technique to keep mine detection dogs clearing landmines in Cambodia free of deadly tropical diseases.

  3. Podcast29 May 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    How can we tell if an animal is depressed?

    Professor Mike Mendl is developing new ways of assessing animal welfare that work to improve the wellbeing and conditions of all animals.

  4. 14 December 2018 - Science Matters

    A giant lobster, by any other name

    Tasmania's at-risk crayfish is the world's largest freshwater invertebrate; for a University of Melbourne biochemist, finding its real name was just the start.

  5. 5 August 2018 - Science Matters

    The sleepy lizard awakens new tools for climate change research

    University of Melbourne research into the impact of water shortages on Australia's sleepy lizard gives us insight into the effects of climate change on animals.

  6. 5 July 2018 - Under the Microscope

    Conserving biodiversity to safeguard our future

    The new head of the Melbourne Veterinary School at the University of Melbourne, Professor Anna Meredith, says humanity's future depends on a balanced ecosystem.

  7. 5 June 2018 - Science Matters

    What happens to wildlife in a city that never sleeps?

    Lights have brightened our nights and urban wildlife is having to adapt; University of Melbourne research explores our light's impact on nocturnal urban animals

  8. 21 February 2018 - Science Matters

    Extinct Tasmanian tiger now back in 3D

    University of Melbourne experts have scanned and modelled preserved Tasmanian Tiger joeys, allowing them to reconstruct the marsupials' growth and development.

  9. 2 February 2018 - Animals, Food & You

    Raw chicken linked to paralysis in dogs

    University of Melbourne vets have found a link between eating raw chicken and a paralysing condition in dogs, advising owners to stick with regular dog food.

  10. 12 December 2017 - Science Matters

    Secrets from beyond extinction: The Tasmanian tiger

    Researchers at the University of Melbourne and Museums Victoria have sequenced the entire Tasmanian tiger genome, revealing new secrets about the thylacine.