With approximately 74 million sheep in Australia – and more than a billion worldwide, managing the welfare of large flocks of sheep is a big logistical problem for farmers. Tracking individual sheep could be the answer.
University of Sydney researcher Dr Valentina Mella had placed a camera in the tree-tops to study koalas at night. When reviewing the footage, she was shocked to see a fox climbing about, searching for its next meal.
The world’s only raptor that hunts at night has watched on as 32 species became extinct – the highest extinction rate in the world. Now, it too is under threat.
Earth-like planets, Antarctic sea voyages, 3D-printed body parts and a big buzz about bees – February was a huge month in science news. How well do you remember the discoveries of last month?<\p>
Have you ever wondered how the zebra got its black and white stripes, the leopard its spots or shells their mottled patterns? It turns out there are hidden chemical reactions behind nature’s art.
Everyone loves baby animals, but do you know what they’re called? Test your knowledge in our quiz.
We often discuss threatened species, as a single unit, but perhaps we should be focussing on threatened ‘populations’ instead.
There’s a world to know about marsupials. But in lieu of that, here are 14 facts.
Mice began breeding a couple weeks early this spring, so our experts are anticipating a plague by autumn. But how can two weeks make such a difference? And are mice really that big a problem?