Mammals in the News
Just a couple of articles recently that I wanted to share.
First, an interesting piece on why Forest Elephants are not always recognised as a different species to the larger African Elephant, a decision that seesms to rest more on conservation politics than genetics.
And, remaining in the African rainforest, here’s a piece on how Chimps are “overhunting” Colobus monkeys in Uganda. It is also an interesting story, though I didn’t get the implication that the Chimpanzees are a “sinister echo” of homo sapiens in their shortsightedness. Presumably these species have co-existed for a long, long time and any dramatic decline in the Red Colobus population is more likely to have humam-induced change at its roots, than thoughtless Chimps..?