What am I? I lie on my back and play dead with my legs in the air and jaws wide open to fool predators – and if that doesn’t work, I scratch, bite and vomit on them. I’m tough – so tough that when things get icy in my mountain home, my whole body can freeze down to -10°C for up to 17 days. When … [Read More...] about Marvellous, mysterious, amazing – what is this strange creature?
How far might young rats disperse if they find themselves in a place with few other rat competitors? It’s an important question, with implications for … [Read More...] about Rats on the move – how far do they disperse?
Yellow-eyed penguins (YEPs) are endemic and endangered and the Otago population is declining with poor breeding seasons and high adult mortality. But … [Read More...] about Checking up on the other yellow-eyed penguins
How old can an old bird get? It depends on the species of course and the risks of predation and starvation and all the other hazards of a life lived … [Read More...] about Oystercatcher on Mokau Estuary reaches venerable old age