Predators are not the only creatures to feed off other animals. Certainly, if you're an antelope, the obvious things to fear are lions, crocodiles,
Tag : Synapsida
When I'm describing a particular species of mammal on this blog, one of the first things I usually mention is where in the world it lives wild.
Sacred langurIn Hinduism, the monkey god Hanuman is a companion of Rama, one of the more popular incarnations of Vishnu, and represents, among other
Ground pangolinPangolins are undoubtedly odd creatures. Most obviously, there's the fact that they are covered with an armoured sheet of keratinous
There are a number of different species of cat living in South America, including some that are not widely known by the general public. Across much
A little over ten years ago, I wrote on this blog about the effect of forest fires on bats in Florida. It turned out that the bats in question, which
Zanzibar red colobusThe strict food requirements of red colobus monkeys make them one of the most endangered groups of African primates but they are
PronothrotheriumIn the absence of the sorts of herbivore more familiar to us today - and already current in the Northern Hemisphere of the day - the
Understanding how animals move about during their daily lives can be important for a number of reasons. It's a crucial part of their behaviour and
There's an internet meme, which exists in several different variants, that makes a half-serious joke about dog domestication. A typical version shows
TeratornisYes, it's that time of year again. This post will be current as of 1st April, and that means it's time to hand over to... birds!The largest
Ashy red colobusThe problem with being a primate subsisting primarily on leaves is that, on their own, they aren't very nutritious. Humans on a vegan
Otters are members of the weasel family, something that has been recognised since the dawn of taxonomy in 1758, when Linnaeus placed them in what was
One common feature among many mammal species is that, once they become old enough to do so, they leave home to find a place to settle for themselves.
King colobusThe Old World leaf-monkeys are formally known as "colobine" monkeys, with the name of their subfamily coming from what British