Stress test kit could boost koala joey survival

20 Mar 2023
Koala joey at Wildlife Rescue Education and Rehabilitation Murphys Creek. Credit, UQ

Mortality rates of orphaned koala joeys could be greatly reduced by a non-invasive stress test kit being trialled by University of Queensland researchers.

Instead of having to take blood, the UQ-led research has enabled a joey’s stress levels to be measured through samples of their faecal droppings.  

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