Native animals as pets and bringing back extinct species

Monday, February 13, 2023
by Toni Pankaluic

Could Australia have its own version of Jurassic Park? What if the Tasmanian Tiger could be brought back and what if you could have it or any other Aussie mammal as a pet? A world in which these things happen may be more possible than we think. 4ZZZ's intrepid reporter, Anita Diamond interviewed Professor Mike Archer, on “having native animals as pets” as well as bringing back extinct species, Professor Archer is a professor of PalaeoBiology at the University of New South Wales.

For a deep dive...

Here is Professor Mike Archer's uni profile page which lists all of his publications for further reading. You can also join the Mammal Society of NSW for those in NSW on Facebook here.

Professor Archer's paper on "Confronting crises in conservation: a talk on the wild side" can also be found here. And finally, here is an article explaining how the extinct Gastric-brooding frog could be brought back.

Toni Pankaluic

Toni Pankaluic is a Journalist and contributor to Brisbane Line