Archive for May 2008

Berlin Mammals RFI

May 30, 2008

I will be in Berlin at the end of June.  Does anyone know whether I could try to see a European Hamster , Southern Water Vole or European Ground Squirrel close or closish (say 300km) from the city?

 

Jon

 

 

ANGRY JAVAN RHINO MUM

May 29, 2008

On http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7424918.stm you can see a nice clip of a Javan Rhino mum and child at night in Ujong Kulon National Park, Indonesia. Mum gets somewhat upset by the camera.

Jeroen

Wild Sloths Sleep Less Than Captive Ones

May 15, 2008

I guess this helps explain why I fall asleep in meetings so often.

In the first experiment to record the electrophysiology of sleep in a wild animal, three-toed sloths carrying miniature electroencephalogram recorders slept 9.63 hours per day — 6 hours less than captive sloths did.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/05/080513191934.htm

 

Jon

 

Moscow Mammals – RFI

May 13, 2008

Has anyone tried to do any mammal watching in Moscow? I will be there next week and might be able to spend a few hours looking for stuff.  If anyone knows of good spots to look for bats, ground squirrels or anything else interesting please let me know.  THanks

 

Jon

Sex Pest Seal

May 13, 2008

This is amusing …unless you are a penguin)  … http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7379554.stm

Jon

Namibia Trip Report

May 13, 2008

I am just back from 9 days in Namibia and have put up a trip report here http://www.mammalwatching.com/Afrotropical/afrotropnamibia.html . Highlights for me – because they were unexpected – were a Woodland Dormouse and Jameson’s Red Rock Rabbit.  I’ve also added a link to another new Namibian trip report from Ignacio Yúfera.

 

Jon