Research News

  • Unravelling the mysteries of meerkat behaviour

    Posted on November 08, 2017

    Researchers at the University of Pretoria form part of the Kalahari Meerkat Project in the Northern Cape's Kuruman River Reserve, which has studied groups of wild meerkats for over 20 years.

  • Electric fences and small animals - a deadly combination

    Posted on May 15, 2017

    Electric fencing, although economical and effective, often result in the electrocution of non-target species. Among them are tortoises, and they are rapidly moving up on the Cites list of endangered animals.

  • Death is temporary - the resurrection of the naked mole rat

    Posted on April 24, 2017

    Prof Nigel Bennett and Dr Heike Lutermann, of the University of Pretoria's Department of Zoology and Entomology, are involved in an exciting study on the naked mole rat that has been featured in Science.

  • Three UP researchers receive NSTF awards

    Posted on July 13, 2015

    University of Pretoria (UP) Profs Zander Myburg, Nigel Bennett and Dr Thulani Makhalanyane were winners of National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF)-BHP Billiton Awards.

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