News: animals

Playtime is purr-fect for your cat’s welfare

A cat guardian smiles while playing with her cat on the couch.

Play is often considered an indicator and promotor of animal welfare. Playing with your cat may also nurture closer cat-human bonds. In a new study, scientists have investigated these links by applying in-depth empirical methods to analyse data gathered from around the world.

[Read more about Playtime is purr-fect for your cat’s welfare]

Island tiger snakes’ skulls adapt to eat large sea bird chicks

A tiger snake slithers on grass.

A study by researchers from the University of Adelaide and other institutions has found that in a population of island tiger snakes the bones in their jaws increase in length after feeding on large prey, while their mainland counterparts show no change.

[Read more about Island tiger snakes’ skulls adapt to eat large sea bird chicks ]

Researchers find the snake clitoris

A death adder snake curled up on the ground

An international team of researchers, led by the University of Adelaide has provided the first anatomical description of the female snake clitoris, in a first-of-its-kind study.

[Read more about Researchers find the snake clitoris]

Livestock app takes top student entrepreneurship award

Hector and Tom smile and hold their $10,000 cheque for winning the eChallenge.

A smartphone app that allows farmers to better select livestock at auctions has won the top prize in the University of Adelaide’s Australian eChallenge.

[Read more about Livestock app takes top student entrepreneurship award]

Public calls for more proactive pet laws

A small dog on a harness and lead next to its owner.

Public opinion is shifting to wanting a more proactive approach to animal welfare rather than a reactive approach to animal cruelty.

[Read more about Public calls for more proactive pet laws]

Stage legend directs student blondes

Nikki Snelson smiles, in the Scott Theatre.

Fifteen years after Legally Blonde the Musical took Broadway by storm, the University of Adelaide’s Music Theatre class of 2022 will take on the smash hit, under the guidance of a stage legend.

[Read more about Stage legend directs student blondes]

Casting call: Could your dog be the star of Legally Blonde?

April Beak, playing Elle Woods, holds a Chihuahua.

The University of Adelaide’s production of Legally Blonde: The Musical is coming to the Scott Theatre in September and two furry friends are needed to complete the cast. Does your dog have what it takes to be a star?

[Read more about Casting call: Could your dog be the star of Legally Blonde?]

Video platforms normalise exotic pets

Tiger in the wild image

Researchers at the University of Adelaide are concerned video sharing platforms such as YouTube could be contributing to the normalisation of exotic pets and encouraging the exotic pet trade.

[Read more about Video platforms normalise exotic pets]

RSS News Feed