No we’re not talking about certain election night pundits supplied by that august seat of learning, rather the ABC has news on a breeding program for some cute little lizards:
At just 6 centimetres in length and less than a month old, tiny grassland earless dragons are partial to a few insects at meal time.
“We are trying to add more ants into their diet but that is proving to be a bit of a challenge,” said Canberra researcher Lisa Doucette.
“It’s something you can’t buy from your local supplier so we actually have to collect them from the wild on a regular basis to supplement their diet.”
It is not the only challenge the lizards pose for researchers at the University of Canberra’s Institute for Applied Ecology, who are overseeing a captive breeding program to bolster earless dragon numbers.