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Dingo DNA to Sheep Smarts

Past event - 2024
13 May Door open time: 6:30 pm Event start time: 7:00 pm Event end time: 9:00 pm
Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St, Thebarton, Adelaide, SA 5031
Embark on a captivating exploration of Australia's rich wildlife and agricultural heritage.

Unraveling Dingo History: The Human Connections

Yassine Souilmi (The University of Adelaide)
Did you know that dingoes, one of Australia's iconic apex predators, have a fascinating tie to human history? Yassine's team used ancient dingo DNA, predating the introduction of modern dog breeds, to unravel that these wild dogs were potentially domesticated and introduced by humans. Join us to learn about other surprising insights into dingoes' ancestry and the impact they had on native predators.

Teaching old sheep new tricks

Danila Marini (The University of Adelaide)
Sheep are amongst some of the earliest animals to have been domesticated and they quickly spread across the world. Now Australia is home to 78 million sheep alone, that's nearly 3 sheep to every person in the country! Even though we have worked along side sheep for a very long time, they often get the short end of the stick and are seen as being unintelligent, however we know that sheep can learn quickly. My talk will cover some of the behaviour and welfare research I have conducted with sheep and will show you how special and clever they really are.
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Other Wheatsheaf Hotel events

2024-05-15 Savouring the Sip: Unveiling wine's secret flavours & the vibrant future of agave Wheatsheaf Hotel 39 George St, Thebarton, Adelaide, SA 5031, Australia
2024-05-14 From Earth to Space: Cultivating Sustainability and Innovation Wheatsheaf Hotel 39 George St, Thebarton, Adelaide, SA 5031, Australia