UNSW Faculty of Science

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By hiding in camouflaged tents for months in the dense rainforest, UNSW PhD student and film-maker Dan Hunter has captured fascinating footage of Australia’s “dino-bird” – the elusive flightless cassowary.

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The Vice-President recognised the leading work of the UNSW Sydney Climate Change Research Centre during her visit.

Thylacine inside

The Tasmanian tiger was hunted to death for allegedly killing sheep, but in fact it had such weak jaws that its prey was probably as small as a possum, a new UNSW study has found.

Fossilcave inside

The discovery of a remarkable 15-million-year-old Australian fossil cave packed with even older animal bones has revealed almost the entire life cycle of a large prehistoric marsupial.