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Rabbit v. Rabbit
Mountain cottontail There are literally thousands of different mammal species currently recognised. Most of them are small, and a great many of them can be quite hard to tell apart at first glance. Or even second glance, quite frankly. The reason that they ...
Rabbit v. Rabbit
Rabbit v. Rabbit
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The Pig Family: The Strange Case of the Sulawesi Pig-Deer
Sulawesi babirusa Warthogs are fairly odd-looking animals, as are forest hogs , among others. But, at least to my mind, when it comes to wild pigs, nothing quite beats the babirusas. These strange looking pigs inhabit the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. Un...
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False Deer-Llamas of Bolivia
Theosodon (the nasal bones are that 'bump' on the forehead just forward of the eyes) Australia is an island continent, separated from the rest of the world's landmass for millions of years, allowing it to develop its own unique wildlife, from kangaroos and ...
False Deer-Llamas of Bolivia
False Deer-Llamas of Bolivia
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The Pig Family: Warthogs
Common warthog Warthogs are, quite possibly, the best known species of wild pig after the wild boat itself. They are relatively common animals, readily observed in the habitats where they live (rather than hiding in dense thickets, say) and, perhaps above a...
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Miocene (Pt 8): Giant Honey Badgers and European Pandas
Indarctos A great many predators lived in Europe in the glorious warmth of the Mid Miocene, when the continent was lush with subtropical vegetation and the herbivores that fed on it. As the climate began to turn, and the forests gave way to more open terrai...
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Fishing in the Ganges
The most spectacular cetaceans are, arguably, the really big ones - sperm whales, blue whales, and so on. However, while our knowledge of the exact numbers is a little hazy, somewhere around half of the cetacean species alive today represent much smaller an...
Fishing in the Ganges
Fishing in the Ganges
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What is a Marsupial?
A possum In America, the word "possum" is usually used to describe a moderately-sized, somewhat rat-like, animal that has grey fur, sometimes pretends to be dead, and has far too many teeth for any self-respecting land-based mammal. Officially, this creatur...
What is a Marsupial?
What is a Marsupial?
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The Pig Family: Bush Pig, Bushpig, Red River Hog
Red river hog (boar) As zoological knowledge has advanced, the number of species that we know about has changed regularly, and not just because we keep discovering new ones. Animals that we knew about, but previously thought were subspecies get promoted to ...
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The Fast Lives of Early Sperm Whales
Livyatan melvillei , a Miocene species (It was supposed to be ' Leviathan ', but the name was already taken) Sperm whales are magnificent and highly distinctive animals. While they may not be quite as large as the great toothless whales, they are still pret...
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Broken Bones and Missing Toes
Woodland jumping mouse Life can be hard, especially out in the wild. Injuries can be common, and among the most painful are broken bones. As humans, we can mitigate bone fractures using splints, braces and so on, but wild animals have no such luxury. Noneth...
Broken Bones and Missing Toes
Broken Bones and Missing Toes
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