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21 Oct | Lincoln News

Ingenious Animals: Lincoln research showcased on BBC

Research by Dr Anna Wilkinson from the University of Lincoln’s School of Life Sciences features on a prime-time BBC television series, Ingenious Animals.

Ingenious Animals is a new BBC One series which sheds light on fascinating findings from the animal world. In the programme, a team of wildlife experts travel the globe in search of the most surprising animal stories and reveal how and why animals do such remarkable things.

Dr Wilkinson’s work exploring the cognitive abilities of cold-blooded animals featured in the opening episode of the series, which is presented by award-winning broadcaster Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

Her research has resulted in world-first evidence that reptiles can learn through imitation.

Staff News (21 October 2016)