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Mammal Monday – Looking Sharp

Western European Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus)Image from Wikimedia Commons Read more about this species here.


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Mammal Monday – Don’t Worry. I Goat Your Back.

Markhor (Capra falconeri)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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Mammal Monday – Take It To the Bank

Bank Vole (Clethrionomys glareolus)Image from Wikimedia Commons Did you know? The bank vole lives in woodland areas in Europe and Asia. Predators such as owls, foxes, and weasels take their toll on bank vole populations throughout the year. This may … Keep Reading


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Mammal Monday – Brrrrrr!

Wooly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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Mammal Monday – Holiday “Horn”-aments

Caribou or Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus)Image from Wikimedia Commons Read more about this species here.


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Mammal Monday – First Furry Fossil

Castorocauda (Castorocauda lutrasimilis)Image from Wikimedia Commons Did you know? Castorocauda lutrasimilis was a semi-aquatic member of the order Docodonta, an extinct group of primitive mammals. As the name implies, it resembled a beaver or otter (“castoro” = beaver, “cauda” = … Keep Reading


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Mammal Monday – Cuteness Overload

Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus lateralis)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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Mammal Monday – Cloudy With a Chance

Clouded Leopard (Neofelis nebulosa)Image from Wikimedia Commons The clouded leopard is found in the Himalayan foothills of mainland Southeast Asia. Since 2008, it has been classified on the IUCN Red List as “Vulnerable.” The total population size of clouded leopards … Keep Reading


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Mammal Monday – A Whale of a Tale

Indohyus majorImage from Wikimedia Commons Did you know? “About 55 million years ago, at the start of the Eocene epoch, a branch of artiodactyls (the even-toed ungulates represented today by pigs and deer) veered off onto the evolutionary line that … Keep Reading


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Mammal Monday – Who You Calling a “Lesser” Ape?

White-browed Gibbon (Hoolock hoolock)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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Mammal Monday – Just Another Cute Face?

Pygmy Slow Loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus)Image from Wikimedia Commons Read more about this species here.


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Mammal Monday – The “Sea Canaries”

Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas)Image from Wikimedia Commons Read more about this fascinating species here.


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Mammal Monday – What DOES the Fox Say?!?!

Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)Image from Wikimedia Commons Find the answer to this most pertinent question here.


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Mammal Monday – The American Bison

American Bison (Bison bison)Image from Wikimedia Commons Read more about this species here.


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