Zoology

Cassowaries are as tall as a person, with a high helmet on their heads. They have a vivid blue neck and long drooping red wattles. The southern cassowary is found only in the tropical rainforests of north east Queensland, Papua New Guinea and some surrounding...

If your image of a typical mammal is a vertebrate animal that feeds it young milk and is covered with hair, then the pangolin appears to be a square peg that just won’t fit in that round hole! ...

The diminutive northern flying squirrel is a small species of squirrel native to North America. It is one of three 'new world' flying squirrels that occur on that continent, the others being the southern flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans), and a brand new species - Humboldt's...

Looking at a primate specimen, such as this mounted specimen of a rhesus macaque, is a bit like looking into our human past, and perhaps a bit of the present too. ...

The tusks have a variety of uses, although for the most part they are used in self defence, and by males when posturing to establish dominance hierarchies. However, if display alone is not effective, males will use their tusk to strike and injure their opponent....

The story of the loss and rediscovery of Notamacropus parma or Parma Wallaby is an interesting one. After the arrival of foxes and cats in New England, many mammals became threatened, and some were sent to extinction. ...

Aquatic Ecology and Management at UNE looks at the delicate ecosystems of swamps, lakes, rivers and estuaries. It incorporates a wide gamut of disciplines including botany, geography, chemistry, geology, hydrology, zoology and physics. Important issues include drought, water resource management, aquatic habitat destruction, and threatened...

The Neoceratodus forsteri Australian Lungfish 39 is one of only six lungfish species in the world, and exists amongst stagnant or slow moving streams along the Burnett and Mary River systems in Queensland, Australia. It can grow to ~1.5 m in length and weigh ~40...

These animals were shot by George P Lyons in North Western Rhodesia (now Zambia) between 1899 and 1903. George Lyons was born in 1872 and left Australia in 1891 to join the Bechuanaland (now Botswana) Mounted Police and served through the Mashona Rebellion in 1893...