Human Animal Science

Human Animal Science is a regular podcast hosted by Tim Adams and Mia Cobb that takes a scientific view of the world of humans and animals.

Human Animal Science, also known as anthrozoology, is a growing multidisciplinary field of enquiry, and one that produces fascinating topics.

Recent podcasts, articles, and research

Rainbow Lorikeets - Pet or Pest?

Rainbow Lorikeets – Pet or Pest?

Human Animal ScienceFeb 1, 20233 min read

Rainbow Lorikeets were introduced to Australia in the 1960s and quickly grew in population size. Their natural habitat is rainforest, costal bush and woodland areas. Due to not being native the Rainbow Lorikeet is both loved and hated by Australians, so let’s consider – are they a pet or a pest? Table of Contents[Open][Close]Why are Rainbow Lorikeets a pest in the wild?Why do Rainbow Lorikeets make good pets?Why do they…

Do turtles make good pets?

Do turtles make good pets?

Human Animal ScienceFeb 1, 20233 min read

Have you ever wondered to the end of a jetty and seen a turtle swimming around, then wondered if they make good pets? Admittedly they’re not the cheapest pet to keep, but with a suitable terrarium they can make wonderful…

Alexandrine Parrots

Alexandrine Parrots – Why they’re named after Alexander the Great

Human Animal ScienceFeb 1, 20232 min read

Everyone knows Alexander the Great but does everyone know “The Great Alexandrine” named after him? Table of Contents[Open][Close]What’s the deal with Alexandrine Parrots?Behaviour and lifestyleWhy are Alexandrine Parrots named after Alexander the Great? What’s the deal with Alexandrine Parrots? Alexandrine…

Organic Pest Management

Organic Pest Management – Doing Things The Wrong Way

Human Animal ScienceJan 31, 20235 min read

Evidence can be seen as far back as 100 years on how gardeners have been taught to control pests and disease using synthetic chemicals the effects of which were never thought of let alone predicted. In the 1960′s Rachel Carson,…

Animals who mate for life - Pair of Gibbons

Animals who mate for life

Human Animal ScienceJan 5, 20233 min read

It’s not only humans that are monogamous. There are lots of creatures in the animal world who mate for life. Some animals have been found to pine and die shortly after a death of a mate, which although sad, shows…

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The Australian Anthrozoology Research Foundation

The Australian Anthrozoology Research Foundation is a registered charity that funds research into the relationship between animals and humans.

Their mission is to promote the understanding and humane treatment of animals by supporting scientific research that explores the positive effects of their companionship on human health and well-being. They believe that this understanding can help us to create a better world for both animals and people.

Anthrozoology Research Group

The Australian Anthrozoology Research Group is a registered charity that promotes the study of human-animal interactions. They support research into the benefits that come from interacting with animals, be it in a therapeutic, working, or leisure capacity.

The foundation also aims to educate the public about the importance of human-animal interaction and how it can improve our quality of life. They do this through running events, such as lectures and conferences, and by publishing papers and articles on the topic.