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 next major episode.
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 from The Project.
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Swans are icons of love and fidelity, but what are their relationships actually like? And does the Queen really own them all? In this short episode, Annie presents a swan-themed Q&A. (With a brief introduction of our recent travels across four continents)
Read more about Annie’s research here.
What can a mantis shrimp see, and why does a chameleon need to change colour? In this episode, Dr Devi Stuart-Fox shares some surprising facts about animal vision - and about the tricks animals use to hide in plain sight.
Read more about Devi’s research here: https://devistuartfox.com/
In this episode, Annie and Farley are joined by Izzy Taylor for a three-way debate on whose home country has the "best" animal. Australia versus America versus England, who will win?
To check out some of Izzy's work, see this amazing video she made about the humble bumblebee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYkxYQ1d0NE
In this short episode, Farley and Annie chat about chilly echidnas, accents and penis fencing.
From dolphins sleeping with half their brain, to birds sleeping while flying...not all animals sleep the way that we do. We chat with Dr John Lesku about the weird and impressive ways that animals sleep - and the big questions that are yet to be answered.
Read more about John's research here: https://leskulab.org/
Welcome to Animalia! What is Animalia? Why is this podcast not about anime? In our very first short episode, we discuss Kingdom Animalia, rejected podcast names, and Farley calls Annie a leech.