Controlling rabbit populations has a key role in conserving Australia’s native plants and animals
Managing rabbit populations isn't as simple as declaring 'open season'.
Tagged European rabbit kitten infected with myxoma virus, but that died from rabbit haemorrhagic virus disease (RHDV).
Photo by David Peacock, Biosecurity South Australia
Feral rabbits previously exposed to myxoma virus are more likely to be killed by rabbit haemorrhagic diease, meaning that these two biocontrol agents can become even more powerful when used in tandem.
Tabatha Bundesen’s pet Tardar Sauce became an Internet sensation known as “Grumpy Cat” for a resting facial appearance that resembles a look of dissatisfaction. Now, scientists are starting to be able to read animal emotions from their expressions.
(AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Scientists are beginning to link animal facial expressions to emotions, making it possible for us to understand how they feel.
You can’t hide from global warming, Mr Wabbit.
Rabbits and hares will flee towards the poles as global warming changes the places they once called home.
Rabbits can strip grasslands bare and chew through young woody trees.
On Christmas Day 1859, the Victoria Acclimatisation Society released 24 rabbits for hunting, to help settlers feel more at home. Given the millions of dollars in damage to agricultural productivity that…