Antechinuses’ newly discovered behaviours

An antechinus is a native mammal from Australia and their habitats are located in forests around Eastern and Northern Australia.

But new research has found these mammals could be cannibals, as a researcher found an antechinus dragging a carcass from the same species.

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Produced By: Eduardo Jordan

Featured In Story: Andrew Baker – Associate Professor of the School of Biology and Environmental Science from Queensland University of Technology

First aired on The Wire, Friday 19 January 2024