Some extraordinary pictures of an alledgedly wild Polar Bear meeting and befriending some huskies in Churchill.
Archive for March 2008
Trevor Hardaker has just put up a trip report for 2 weeks in Namibia over Christmas. Some great pictures and some interesting smaller mammals as well as the usual suspects.http://mammalwatching.com/Afrotropical/afrotropnamibia.html Jon
I will be in Colombia in 2 weeks and want to spend the week at Parcque Tayrona, near Santa Marta. Has anyone been there? Would be grateful for advice…
Computers Show How Bats Classify Plants According To Their Echoes (March 24, 2008) — Researchers have developed a computer algorithm that can imitate the bat’s ability to classify plants using echolocation. The study represents a collaboration between machine learning scientists and biologists studying bat orientation. … > full story
I hadn’t realised that Fruit bats echo-locate….
Asia’s Odd-ball Antelope Faces Migration Crisis
ScienceDaily (Mar. 19, 2008) — Take a deer’s body, attach a camel’s head and add a Jimmy Durante nose, and you have a saiga — the odd-ball antelope with the enormous schnoz that lives on the isolated steppes of Central Asia. Unfortunately, they are as endangered as they are strange-looking due to over-hunting. Now, according to a recent Wildlife Conservation Society study, their migration routes are in jeopardy as well.
A playful New Zealand dolphin used to swimming round humans has amazed conservation workers by guiding two distressed whales back to sea away from likely death on a beach. http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=174041
This is exciting, particular for anyone who thinks – like me – that the Wolverine is one of the world’s greatest mammals.