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Mammal Monday – Bye-Bye Woolly Mammoths

It is difficult to come across someone who has not heard of the Ice Age, both the period of time on Earth millions of years ago, as well as the block-buster film that follows a woolly mammoth and his animal … Keep Reading


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Mammal Monday – Humpback Whale

Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)Image from Wikimedia Commons Listen to the singing of Humpback Whales


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Mammal Monday – Stand By Your Manatee

West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus)Image from Wikimedia Commons Read more about this species here.


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Mammal Monday – Un-Bear-ably Adorable!

Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)Image from Wikimedia Commons Read more about this species here.


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Mammal Monday – Say Ahhhh!

Common Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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Mammal Monday – So Long, Solenodon?

Hispaniolan Solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus)Image from Wikimedia Commons The Hispaniolan Solenodon is one of several endangered mammal species that have been featured on Mammal Monday.


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Mammal Monday – Orca’strator

Killer Whale (Orcinus orca)Image from Wikimedia Commons Listen to the call of the Killer Whale. Read more about this species here.


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Mammal Monday – The Nose Knows

Saiga Antelope (Saiga tatarica)Image from Wikimedia Commons The Saiga Antelope is a very curious looking mammal, known for its extremely unusual and flexible nose. The internal structure of the Saiga Antelope’s nose consists of a network of bones, hairs, and … Keep Reading


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Mammal Monday – You Go, Colugo!

Sunda Flying Lemur (Galeopterus variegatus)Image from Wikimedia Commons The Sunda Flying Lemur is also known as the “Colugo.” The video below demonstrates this species’ unique abilities.


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Mammal Monday – Walking Whale

Walking Whale (Ambulocetus natans)Images from Wikimedia Commons Ambulocetus is one of the hypothetical terrestrial ancestors of modern whales. Below is a video that gives a clear picture of what life was like when Ambulocetus walked the earth:


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Mammal Monday – Pink Fairy Armadillo

Pink Fairy Armadillo (Chlamyphorus truncatus)Image from Wikimedia Commons Read more about this species here.


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Mammal Monday – The Deadly Effect of White-Nose Syndrome on Bat Species

Many western North American bats are currently facing a serious threat, a deadly disease preventing hibernation. A recent study concluded that a fungal disease known as the white-nose syndrome – characterized by white fungi growing on the nose and wings … Keep Reading


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Mammal Monday – Certified Weird

Tufted Deer (Elaphodus cephalophus)Image from Wikimedia Commons The Tufted Deer is certified weird by


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Mammal Monday – The Peculiar Platypus

Platypuses have been an evolutionary mystery for years as they contain an odd combination of traits found in mammals, birds, and reptiles. Recently, scientists have mapped the platypus genome, explaining some of its odd traits due to evolutionary ties.


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Mammal Monday – Treehog?

Woodchuck or Groundhog (Marmota monax)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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