A black-tailed jackrabbit.
You might think of bunnies as ubiquitous, but it’s actually a relatively small group of species – and many of them are unique, little-known, and in trouble.
New research finds 74% of land managers who reported releasing a powerful biocontrol release it during the peak rabbit breeding period. This can lead to rabbit populations actually increasing.
Fireworks can be frightening to pets: here’s how to help them stay calm and happy.
Rabbits destroy huge numbers of critical regenerating seedlings over more than half the continent. This has devastating flow-on effects for the rest of the ecosystem. So how do we control them?
Different animals have different ways of showing they’re happy. Their behaviours aren’t as straightforward as you might think.
Is it that same busy squirrel you’re watching every day?
With careful observation, you can start to recognize that one sassy squirrel or the cardinal pair who call your neighborhood home.
The institution of pet-keeping is fundamentally unjust as it involves the manipulation of animals’ bodies, behaviours and emotional lives.
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…