General Public and Museums


Forensic Science and WildLife Matters provides tailored services for members of the public and museums including:

  • Microscopy of animal hairs sampled from rugs, souvenirs and apparel for species identification
  • Microscopical examination of hair from modern and ancient wigs to determine whether the hair is human, animal or synthetic in origin
  • Identification of imported taxidermy animal specimens, body parts or pelts to ensure compliance with Australian law and CITES (Convention of International Trade of Endangered Species: Fauna)
  • Microscopical examination of museum ethnographic items made from, or containing, mammalian hair in order to determine whether the hair is human, or animal in origin.

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