Female song is common among fairywrens, like this red-backed fairywren.
For decades, scientists believed that only male birds sang. Then women entered the field and showed what their predecessors had missed.
These results finally provide scientific evidence to what was considered common knowledge about our beloved pets.
Many breeders say they’re stewards of conservation, but no captive tiger has ever been released into the wild.
AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian
There are more captive tigers in the US than there are in the wild around the world – and they can be bought for less than some breeds of dog puppies.
Not all Thoroughbreds mate in the natural way.
Today’s the official birthday of all race horses in Australia which means the breeding season is just a month away. It’s about to get very busy for stallions and mares on the stud farms.
Knew you were coming: a koala cub on the back of the mother.
We used to think a marsupial mum didn’t know when she was pregnant, but new research shows that’s wrong. And that could help in conservation of endangered species.
Fields of sunflowers are now a common sight all over the world – but this has only been the case relatively recently.
Rose’s mountain toadlets mate in small puddles. Here is a male with a string of eggs in the water.
The Rose's mountain toadlet adapts its breeding habits according to the weather.
Well hello, Dolly.
Photo courtesy of The Roslin Institute, The University of Edinburgh.
In 1997, scientists announced they’d created a healthy sheep cloned from another ewe’s mammary gland cell. Two decades on, the technique is being refined and applied to new challenges.
Scientists think the European eel spawns thousands of miles away in the Sargasso Sea – but no one has ever seen an eel there.
A typical English bulldog.
Do we need to outbreed bulldogs with poor health with a different breed? Our research suggests this may not be necessary.
Accusations of animal cruelty at this year’s Crufts have reminded us of the mostly hidden dark side of pedigree breeding.
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We’ve bred them into all shapes and sizes, but dogs haven’t been around for long enough to have evolved beyond Canis familiaris.
I’ll have a clean cage with a side of fertility issues.
Mouse image via www.shutterstock.com
Mice possess a notable talent: they are excellent at making more mice. Their ability to reproduce at a breakneck pace is one reason they are often used as experimental research subjects. Thus, when Dr…
How much of Black Caviar’s racing prowess will be passed to her foal?
The win of Japanese stayer Admire Rakti in the Caulfield Cup, followed by Irish bred colt Adelaide’s win in the Cox Plate last Saturday, has brought into question the stamina (staying) credentials of Australian…
The last of five hundred juvenile Western Swamp Tortoises to be bred in captivity over the last decade in WA has been released…
The man of the hour, California Chrome.
This weekend we could see history made. The US Triple Crown of thoroughbred horse racing hasn’t been won since 1978. This spring, the racehorse California Chrome won the first two legs of the Triple Crown…
An innovative breeding technique could help bring Australia’s endangered kangaroos and wallabies back from the brink of extinction…
Baby penguins can adapt to a variety of diets when primary food sources are scarce, a recent study has found. Despite predictions…
Captive bred Tasmanian devils have recently been reintroduced to Tasmania. But do we want daring or docile devils in the wild?
Reintroduction programs are key initiatives for re-establishing or re-stocking animal populations, and while some are successful, many, unfortunately, are not. Endangered and critically endangered animals…
A new method of breeding pure lines of plants has been developed. Plant breeding projects are often used for increasing food…