Archive for April 2013

Amur Leopard population appears to be rising

April 30, 2013

Amur leopard population rises to 50 animals, but at risk from tigers, poachers


More on the Striped Bat caught in South Sudan

April 30, 2013

See the story here – it isn’t a new species but one last caught in 1939


African Rodent Identification

April 30, 2013


I need to either identify or confirm a few species and Jon has suggested that I post my photographs here in case any of you can help.

The first batch are all African rodents, with 1 to 5 taken in the Bale Mountains, 6 at Ol Pejeta in Kenya, 7 in the Serengeti and 8 in the Simien Mountains.

Thanks in advance for any help that any of you can provide.



Bale Mountains Ethiopia 2012 (1)

Bale Mountains Ethiopia 2012 (2)

Bale Mountains Ethiopia 2012 (3)

Bale Mountains Ethiopia 2012 (4)

Bale Mountains Ethiopia 2012 (5)

Ol Pejeta Kenya 2010

Serengeti Tanzania  2008

Simien Mountains Ethiopia 2012

Orcas Vs Sperm Whales

April 29, 2013

Fabulous video of a pod of Orcas attacking Sperm Whales off of Sri Lanka (and thank you to Jeroen Verhoeff for sharing it)



Andean cat (Leopardus jacobitus)

April 26, 2013

Hello everyone.
I‘m planning a trip to Chile and Argentina, and
knowing the ultra high difficulty of observe this animal in the wild, i appreciate any information about companies or guides who can guide me to track and try to observe this fascinating animal.
A greeting and thank you very much at everyone.


New Trip Report – the Bahamas

April 24, 2013

Bahamas, 2013: Vladimir Dinets – some notes on the bats, cetaceans – including Blainville’s Beaked Whale- and hutias.


New global birding trip-report website

April 24, 2013

Hi there,

Last month a substitute for travellingbirder was launched:

So we all again can scroll down deliberalitely trough numerous birding reports in search of some brief notes on the mammals seen.

Tip: There is a “search” option: so it is easy to check which reports have seen Red Pandas or Bobcats.