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Ever wondered how dolphins sleep, what a snail sees, or why praying mantises eat their lovers? Animalia is a science podcast about the weird and interesting things that animals do. Each episode join Annie, Farley and David as we interview, debate and field-trip our way through this fascinating world of animal behaviour. Really love what we do? You can support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.comRead More

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Animal Highlights 2019

Jan 8, 2020
46 min
What were the greatest animal-related events of 2019? To bring in the new year, we chat with Tom Keaney about our personal favourites. From the discovery of an ancient amphibious whale, to a new record for world’s fastest ant, this episode brings...
Jan 8, 2020 • 46 MIN

De-Extinction - Interview

Dec 11, 2019
53 min
The thylacine (or Tasmanian Tiger) was an Australian marsupial that looked a bit like a dog. In 1936, the last known thylacine died. But could we bring this species back? In this episode, we chat with Dr Axel Newton about what made the thylacine...
Dec 11, 2019 • 53 MIN

My Favourite Parasite

Oct 10, 2019
27 min
Mind-controlling viruses, vampire fish and crab-castrating barnacles. Sound like science fiction? Welcome to the real and terrifying world of parasites. In this episode, Kaya Moore joins us to chat about some of the world’s most incredible...
Oct 10, 2019 • 27 MIN

Stinky, Spiny, Scaly - Interview

Sep 25, 2019
39 min
How did the skunk get its smell, and why are so many stinky and spiny mammals black and white? In this episode, we chat with Dr Ted Stankowich about how animal defences evolve, the price animals pay for having them, and how he studies skunks...
Sep 25, 2019 • 39 MIN

Swedish Ducks and Arctic Sleep

Sep 11, 2019
11 min
Where have we been, and how have we been sleeping? In this short update, David reveals his first solo birding achievement (making Farley proud) and Annie describes the weird sleep patterns of arctic animals. We also provide some clues about our...
Sep 11, 2019 • 11 MIN

The Lost Duck

Apr 30, 2019
19 min
Animalia goes into the "wild" to search for the rarest bird in Australia: the Tufted Duck. Along the way we discuss birding culture, what a "twitcher" is, and spot many, many birds... but do we find the Tufted Duck? Episode features news segments...
Apr 30, 2019 • 19 MIN