Today’s MAD MAMMAL is one PRECIOUS PRIMATE. Welcome to our first EDGE...
Today’s MAD MAMMAL is one PRECIOUS PRIMATE. Welcome to our first EDGE featured Mad Mammal Monday!! With an EDGE score (Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered scores combined) of 5.31, the peculiar Perrier’s sifaka (Propithecus perrieri) is considered one of the 25 most endangered primates in the world. Perrier’s sifakas are endemic to Madagascar and can [...]
The world’s rarest and most endangered antelope called Hirola is the sole survivor of a formerly diverse group, and is also named as a living fossil. It was common throughout East Africa; the species has suffered a devastating decline in the last 30 years, with numbers plummeting from around 14,000 in the 1970s to an [...]
Check this video to see how camels are equipped to survive the sandy desert!
The next even-toed ungulate is not only the tallest animal in its order but it is also the tallest animal in the world. Can you guess what it is?? Giraffes have extremely long necks and long legs. The average height of a giraffe is 5 – 6 meters. The long neck of the giraffe is [...]
MAD MAMMAL MONDAY Today’s Monday post is about klipspringer also known as one of the tiny ten antelope’s in Southern Africa. The name Klipspringer is the Afrikaans for ‘rock jumper’ and alludes to the animal’s ability in rocky territory where it can be seen moving freely, seemingly on tiptoe. It can be found in the [...]
MAD MAMMAL MONDAY Antelopes Mad Mammal Monday, today we talk about Impala which are as big as the medium-sized African antelope so adaptable that it is found from southern Africa to the northern limits of East Africa. Its height ranges between 75 and 95 cm and it weighs between 40 and 60 kg, its scientific [...]
Welcome to Artiodactyla month! In case you missed the newsletter, here’s some more information on the even-toed ungulates… Artiodactyla are hoofed animals whose first digit is absent, and bear their weight about equally between the third and fourth digits. They also have a double-pulley structure in their astragalus (a bone in the ankle joint) which gives the [...]
Bonkers about bats… We are ending Chiroptera month with a bat that is so wide spread that we are certain our MammalMAPPERS will find it. The Egyptian Slit-face bat is found throughout Africa, from South Africa to Cairo, as well as the some parts of the Middle East. These bats come in all sorts of [...]
After the past couple of weeks, we’ve covered nearly all the whales and dolphins of the southern hemisphere. But we haven’t really checked out the rare and weird cetaceans. On that note, let’s look at the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin. The Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins are stocky with long, well defined beaks and are named after the [...]