Five southern koalas have been flown from Australia to the UK to create a back-up population.
Image copyright GREG WOOD Despite being (possibly) the world’s cuddliest creature, the super-sweet koala is also one of the unluckiest animals on the planet. Australia’s most famous tree hugger has been ravaged by sexually transmitted disease, attacks from dogs, being hit by cars and habitat loss. Chlamydia has spread fast in koalas, causing infertility and […]
Image copyright SPL A senior researcher has accused the UK government of using “fake science” to justify its policy of culling badgers to control cattle TB. Prof Rosie Woodroffe has told BBC News that minsters were creating an “illusion” of success to justify the policy. She was speaking ahead of a scientific symposium on controlling […]
Image copyright USGS National Wildlife Health Center/D.E. Green Image caption A northern water snake suffering from a fungal skin infection A potentially deadly fungal disease poses a significant threat to snakes all over the world, new research suggests. The pathogen, has been found in 23 species of wild snake in the US and three in […]