Stranger Fruit

Category archives for Mammals

Charismatic megafauna

Sea otter (Enhydra lutris) mother and eleven day old cub at the Sunshine International Aquarium in Tokyo. This one is specially for my daughter who loved the otters holding hands and is coming home tonight after two weeks in Ireland. (And it turns out to be post #1000 since I moved to Scienceblogs.) Photo: Associated…

A matter of perspective, I guess

It’s funny how much smaller the “Monster Pig” looks in this photo (source). And for what it’s worth, here’s one of the “positive comments” the boy hunter got:

Hogzilla II

In this photo released by Melynne Stone, Jamison Stone, 11, poses with a wild pig he killed near Delta, Ala., May 3, 2007. Stone’s father says the hog weighed a staggering 1,051 pounds and measured 9-feet-4 from the tip of its snout to the base of its tail. If claims of the animal’s size are…

Cheeta turns 75 today, continuing his run as the oldest living non-human primate and making him a shoo-in as your Monday Mammal. You can donate to the CHEETA sanctuary (which also cares for other ex-movie primates) here.

Mysterious rabbit sighted

The BBC is reporting that the Sumatran striped rabbit (Nesolagus netscheri), probably the rarest lagomorph, has been seen again, this time by a camera trap. It is only the third sighting since 1972.

Monday Mammal (Bonus edition)

Vasan, a baby Malaysan Tapir (Tapirus indicus) at Edinburgh Zoo. (AP Photo/Andrew Milligan,PA)

Monday Mammal

Haeckel’s Primitive Snouter Archirrhinos haeckelii For more on the Rhinogradentia, see Darren Naish’s recent posts.

Cute overload (for PZ)

Sea otters “holding hands” at the Vancouver Aquarium. This is especially for PZ as I know he deep down really likes mammals and that whole cephalopod thing is just a front. ( Via Boing Boing.)

I don’t have time to comment at the moment (perhaps over the weekend), but this looks interesting: The big dinosaur extinction of 65 million years ago didn’t produce a flurry of new species in the ancestry of modern mammals after all, says a huge study that challenges a long-standing theory. Scientists who constructed a massive…

Monday Mammal

Microcebus murinus – the mouse lemur