A to Z of animals
Here we list over 20 examples of vertebrate and invertebrate animals used in research. In each case we provide links to further information about the medical research and discovery the animal has helped with. Almost all these animals are bred specifically for research, but occasionally animals are taken from the wild. We welcome suggestions for additions to this page. Please email them to email@example.com.
Please note: this section is currently being revised and updated.
Dog (Canis lupus familiaris)
Ferret (Mustela putorius furo)
Frog (Xenopus laevisis)
Fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
Syrian or golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus)
Kangaroo - red (Macropus rufus)
Llama (Lama glama)
Mouse (Mus musculus)
Nematode (Caenorohabditis elegans)
Octopus (Octopus vulgaris)
Opossum (Monodelphis domestica)
Pig (Sus scrofa domesticus)
Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)