Blog Posts - Mammals



Inexorable rise of human population pressures in Africa

I’ve been a bit mad preparing for an upcoming conference, so I haven’t had a lot of time lately to blog about interesting developments in the conservation world. However, it struck me today that my preparations provide ideal material for...
by Conservation Bytes on Aug 31, 2016

Desert elephants pass on knowledge - not mutations - to survive

Despite reported differences in appearance and behavior, DNA evidence finds that Namibian desert elephants share the same DNA as African savanna elephants. However, Namibian desert-dwelling elephants should be protected so they can continue to pass o...
by The Archaeology News Network on Aug 5, 2016

Which 'Game of Thrones' Warg Or Skinchanger Animal Would You Choose To Be?

What if you could shape shift or become a Game of Throne's warg at will? Imagine the animals you could be and the experiences you'd come to know. We want you to tell us who your favorite warg or skinchanger on the HBO hit is and what animal you'd be,...
by PetsLady.com on Jul 6, 2016

Fossilized mammal skeleton from the dinosaur era found in central Japan

The partial remains of a fossilized skeleton of a herbivorous mammal has been discovered in a layer of earth from the Lower Cretaceous, about 120 million years ago, in Katsuyama, Fukui Prefecture, researchers announced Saturday. This sketch shows wh...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jun 30, 2016

Mammals evolved faster after dinosaur extinction

Our ancestors evolved three times faster in the 10 million years after the extinction of the dinosaurs than in the previous 80 million years, according to UCL researchers. Late cretaceous dinosaurs [Credit: UCL]The team found the speed of evolution...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jun 30, 2016

Remains of mammoth unearthed near Mexico City

Mexican experts are carefully digging up fossils of a Pleistocene-era mammoth believed to have been cut to pieces by ancient humans. Mexican archaeologists work on parts of a skeleton of a mammoth discovered  in December 2015 [Credit: AFP]Remai...
by The Archaeology News Network on Jun 29, 2016

Dire Wolves Not Just An Invention Of 'Game Of Thrones'

Game of Thrones fans: Have you ever wondered whether dire wolves were real or merely a figment of author George R.R. Martin's imagination? Well, according to the blog Scientific American, they were. Find out when they lived, how big they really got,...
by PetsLady.com on Jun 23, 2016

Risky Business Selling Wildlife in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe currently faces a moral dilemma that doesn’t seem to have an easy solution. On the one hand, the natives face the most devastating drought their region has incurred in years. It places million of lives (both humans and wildlife) at crit...
by PetsLady.com on Jun 21, 2016

First Mammal To Go Extinct Is A Rat & No, It’s NOT Donald Trump!

As much as naysayers would like to continue critiquing ‘climate change’ as a conspiracy theory, this week the world is witness to an unfortunate milestone. According to recent scientific studies, climate change has claimed its first victim in...
by PetsLady.com on Jun 18, 2016

12 Hot Weather Safety Tips For Your Pets

Protecting your pet against  the elements of Mother Nature is always important, but keeping your pet cool and safe during the warmer months of the year requires special consideration. Read on for 12 helpful tips and how tos for keeping your pets saf...
by PetsLady.com on Jun 2, 2016

Rhinoceroses – The largest land mammals after the elephant.

Rhinoceroses are the largest land mammals after the elephant. There are five species of rhino found in the world with 3 out of the 5 species of rhino now considered to be critically endangered. The rhino is thought to be the second biggest land mamma...
by Journal Edge on May 31, 2016

PetsLady's Pick: Funny Leisurely Raccoon Of The Day

Okays, you found me. But isn't I cuter than that silly cat of yours? #pets #animals...
by PetsLady.com on May 25, 2016

Allergic? Everything You Need To Know About Hypoallergenic Cats

Do you love cats but are allergic to them? Read on to learn more about hypoallergenic cats and the seven breeds of hypoallergenic cats that can live in harmony with their sensitive owners. I've highlighted some of the important considerations  in...
by PetsLady.com on May 9, 2016

Is Science Picking Up Where Religion Leaves Off?

One of the most profound questions humans have pondered since they were able to ponder is the nature of reality.  Is reality the sum of what we can experience through our senses and nothing more or are there worlds that exist beyond the tiny bub...
by That's Going Too Far! on May 2, 2016

PetsLady's Pick: Busy Beaver Of The Day

Okay, I found the Beaver. Now where's Wally? Oh, right. He's probably hanging with Eddie Haskell. #pets #animals...
by PetsLady.com on Apr 7, 2016

Love Cuddling Wombats? Have Tasmanian Tourism Officials Got A Job For You!

“Must love wombats” is one of several requirements tourism officials in Tasmania, Australia deem essential to the “job” of Wombat Cuddler. If you think you've got what it takes to soothe this not-so-savage beast, then get the devil to Tasmani...
by PetsLady.com on Apr 7, 2016

How to survive a mass extinction: Live fast, die young

Two hundred and fifty-two million years ago, a series of Siberian volcanoes erupted and sent the Earth into the greatest mass extinction of all time. As a result of this mass extinction, known as the Permo-Triassic Mass Extinction, billions of tons o...
by The Archaeology News Network on Apr 5, 2016

PetsLady's Pick: Cute Baby Manatee Of The Day

When we see a picture of a manatee it always seems to be of a full grown adult. Here is a cute baby manatee: #pets #animals...
by PetsLady.com on Mar 30, 2016

Ever Wondered What the Opposite of an Albino Animal is?

Albino animals look like they do because of a lack of melanin in their skin. The opposite condition is therefore caused by too much melanin in the skin, and is known as melanism. Check out the facts about these all-black animals!
by TheFactSite on Mar 28, 2016

What To Wear When You're Feeling Sheepish

There are many animals associated with the arrival of spring -- bunnies, chicks, ducklings, and, of course, lambs. Without adult sheep there would be no lambs. So celebrate spring and the circle of life with this cool Sheep Infinity Scarf. #pets #ani...
by PetsLady.com on Mar 19, 2016


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