Tag: Peter Timms

Vaccine rollout for koalas

Koalas also joined vaccination queues during October with the rollout of Phase 3 of a chlamydia vaccine trial involving 200 animals at Queensland’s Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. Each of the koalas received a single dose of a vaccine that contains tiny slivers of the Chlamydia pecorum bacteria. Researchers hope the vaccine, that […]

Team maps koala genome

In a joint project that is also likely to benefit the conservation of other threatened and endangered species, a team of researchers from the Australian Museum, the Queensland University of Technology, Australia Zoo, the University of New South Wales’ Ramaciotti Centre, and the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, recently announced it […]