Leopard vs Lechwe

Posted December 20, 2014 by Jon Hall
Categories: Africa

A spectacular bit of home video of a Leopard having a go at a Lechwe in Botswana.


Mammals in the News

Posted December 19, 2014 by Jon Hall
Categories: Africa, Central and South America, North American

A lot in the news this week about the Rhino and Elephant crisis. The bad news included statistics like 2014 being the worst year ever for rhino poaching in South Africa.

The (slightly) better news is that there seems to be a serious response starting up, with news like tracker dogs now helping in the fight against Elephant poachers. And there were a couple of really well made videos too going viral from WildAid. This one on rhinos. And this, really powerful one, on ivory and terrorism. Not for the faint-hearted.

Meanwhile in Brazil someone has come up with an app to monitor roadkill. This would be very useful too in Tasmania, where the easiest way to see wildlife is from a glass-bottomed bus.

Finally, at least things are looking up for the Hollywood Cougar. Yes, that kind of cougar.

Have a good weekend


New Trip Report – Tibet and Sichuan

Posted December 18, 2014 by Jon Hall
Categories: Europe and the Palearctic

Another new report from Sjef Ollers, this time a fabulously detailed report of a month in Tibet and Sichuan, with over 24 species including Pallas’s Cat, Alpine Musk Deer and Argali.



New Trip Report – Sichuan

Posted December 16, 2014 by Jon Hall
Categories: Europe and the Palearctic

A second – great – trip report from Sjef Ollers.

Sichuan, 2014: Sjef Ollers, 2 weeks & 22+ species including Chinese Desert Cat, Forest Musk Deer, Hog Badger and Serow.

I’m particularly jealous of his Musk Deer and remember he also saw an Alpine Musk Deer when he was back in China a few months after this report … 2 species of Musk Deer in a few months. Pffff….


“Pizzlies,” Snow Goose Diets & Polar Bears

Posted December 16, 2014 by mattinidaho
Categories: Uncategorized

My compilation of some of the recent studies, media coverage and debates around polar bears.

New Trip Report – Malawi

Posted December 15, 2014 by Jon Hall
Categories: Africa

Great new report from Sjef Ollers on a 2013 trip to Malawi.

Malawi, 2013: Sjef Ollers, 3 weeks & 33+ species including Marsh & Mellers Mongoose, Serval and Bushpig.


Killer Whales attack Narwhals

Posted December 10, 2014 by Jon Hall
Categories: North American

Some gripping film of Killer Whales – a recent arctic arrival – attacking Narwhals. Filmed I think in Baffin Island



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