Sex Lives of Aussie Animals: Doing it Down Under

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What’s it all about?

Australian animals are known for their unusual nature and eccentricity. But did you know that this extends to their reproductive habits too?

Research has revealed just how extraordinary the sex lives of many Australian species are. Come along, and we promise that you’ll never look at an echidna the same way!

What will we cover?

So many Australian animals exhibit extraordinary sexual behaviour! And you will get to choose which ones you’d like to learn about.

What animals are you interested to know more about? Or what weird stories would you like to hear? Bizarre body parts? Cross-dressing? How about the ability to hit the pause button on a pregnancy?

Select from a wide range of species including kangaroos, cuttlefish, dolphins, redback spiders, eclectus parrots, fruitbats, finches, skinks, dungbeetles, antechinuses and greater bowerbirds.

Who will be teaching?

Stephen Luntz writes for I Fucking Love Science and was a staff writer at Australasian Science magazine. He has also been published on ABC online, Crikey and Australia Unlimited. He is the author of Forensics, Fossils and Fruitbats: A Field Guide to Australian Scientists (CSIRO Publishing 2011). Although his background is in physics he now writes about all fields of current Australian research. This has led him to learn more than he ever thought possible about how Australian species reproduce. He’s found these stories are more popular at parties than the latest developments in the use of Bose-Einstein Condensate, although he can tell you about that if you like as well!

Stephen is the electoral analyst (unpaid) for the Australian Greens Victoria, and a partner at Above Quota Elections, who run internal elections for non-profit organisations. You can find more about him and his work on his blog.