A random wander through the world of mammals
Sunday, 13 June 2021
All the World's Deer: Deer from the Ganges and Beyond
Barasingha At least before the rise of intensive agriculture, India, with its lush vegetation, was prime habitat for deer. The constraints o...
Sunday, 6 June 2021
Out of Lockdown
Many mammal species are, by nature, solitary, spending most of their adult lives apart from others of their kind except when mating or raisi...
Saturday, 29 May 2021
A History of the Honey Badger
Traditionally the weasel family was divided into three subfamilies: the otters, the skunks, and everything else. Sometimes the badgers were ...
Sunday, 23 May 2021
Out of Your Hole
Many animals dig burrows. They can be used for shelter when sleeping, or as a safe place to raise young and, while they may take more effort...
Sunday, 16 May 2021
All the World's Deer: Endangered and Beyond
Eld's deer A significant number of deer species are endangered. As primarily forest-dwelling animals they are particularly vulnerable to...
Sunday, 9 May 2021
Miocene (Pt 26): Planet of the Monkeys
Victoriapithecus The primates are one of the major mammalian orders alive today, with a great many species spread across three continents: A...
Sunday, 2 May 2021
Mammals That Sense Magnetism
Traditionally, there are said to be five senses: vision, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. From a modern scientific viewpoint, however, this...
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