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Rewilding the Western Quoll
Western Quolls are benefitting from, and contributing to, ‘rewilding’ programs with controls for cats, foxes...
For information on what makes rabbits so rascally, see the article from Atlas Obscura (2015).
Louis Pasteur and the $10m rabbit reward
This article from ABC News provides an interesting look at the history of the rabbit...
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Genetics help paint a picture. Rabbits across Australia.
Blog: Brian Cooke & Bruce Munday. Featured image: Ron Sinclair. Chasing the DNA trail has...
Who rules the burrow?
Social hierarchies in rabbits are not so unlike what you would find in a period drama. These social machinations are an ingenious way to give the next generation a genetic advantage. The fittest animals become dominant and produce by far the most offspring, while the risks of inbreeding are neatly sidestepped by having the boys leave home while the girls mostly stay.
Dingoes, rabbits & diseases
Dingoes have been promoted as a means to suppress rabbits, but history tells a different story. It seems dingoes and diseases like RHDV can hold rabbit numbers in some circumstances, but dingoes alone cannot suppress rabbits well enough to prevent continuing ecological damage.
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