Wallabies produce less methane than livestock

The Tammar wallaby has unique microbes in its gut that keeps the animal’s methane emissions relatively low, a study from CSIRO scientists has found.

Australian macropods, like the Tammar wallaby, generate less methane than ruminants (cows and sheep) despite digesting similar plants.

Using what they now know about these microbes, scientists hope to develop new strategies to reduce methane emissions from livestock.

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