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Democratic Republic of Congo

Check out Koen Betjes’s mouthwatering report of 38 species encountered during a 2 month research stay in 2022 including Bonobo, Allen’s Swamp Monkey, Giant Otter Shrew and Giant Pangolin.

Cote D’Ivoire / Ivory Coast

Check out Ben Schweinhart’s superb report from two trips to the Tai Forest: featuring 46 species over 5 weeks including White-bellied Pangolin, Pohle’s Fruit Bat, Water Chevrotain, Pel’s Anomalure and Pygmy Hippo.

Borneo

Check out Daan Drukker’s superb report from August 2023 with 71 species of mammals including Hose’s Pygmy Flying Squirrel, Borneo Fruit Bat, Banded Linsang, Otter Civet, Malay Weasel and Sun Bear.

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This should be an excellent mammalwatching trip through one of my favorite African countries: Namibia. Good chances for some top quality mammals including Ground Pangolin, Brown Hyena and Black Mongoose as well as the usual suspects. There are still spaces for a two week trip in May this year. A link to the details is in the comments below ... See MoreSee Less

This should be an excellent mammalwatching trip through one of my favorite African countries: Namibia. Good chances for some top quality mammals including Ground Pangolin, Brown Hyena and Black Mongoose as well as the usual suspects. There are still spaces for a two week trip in May this year. A link to the details is in the comments below

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My most reliable brown hyena spot has been Cape Cross at first light.

Okonjima is also very good for them. We put very little effort in, and still saw them there. Plus dipped at Sesriem despite them being in camp one of the two nights we were there (should have a full report up in the next 10days or so)

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Wow ... or correction ... Wow, that dog sure looks like a Puma (see comments) ... See MoreSee Less

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This is a dog. I remember when this 1st went viral - and the dogs owner chimed in with pics of her large dog which walks through that area often.

What I wouldn't do for that experience! Though, of course, I prefer my wildlife at a respectable distance, don't we all? All the same...

Mountain lion has some kills on human on the list...! Crazy footage!

It has been proven to be a dog. Does not have any puma field marks just even by looking at it.

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I had no idea! Fascinating. Thanks for sharing. 🦷🦭

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I've been using the Xinfrared T2 Pro camera for a few months and now and remain as impressed as I was when I first tried it out. Very happy to see more and more mammal (and bird) people enjoying it too. It's exceptional value at under $400 in the USA, and $20 less if you use the mammalwatch promo code and order it here. www.amazon.com/Monocular.../dp/B0BYT678Q5...
PM me for details of the how to get a discount in other countries.
A detailed review is up on mammalwatching.com www.mammalwatching.com/.../gear-review-xinfrared.../
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Ive been using the Xinfrared T2 Pro camera for a few months and now and remain as impressed as I was when I first tried it out. Very happy to see more and more mammal (and bird) people enjoying it too. Its exceptional value at under $400 in the USA, and $20 less if you use the mammalwatch promo code and order it here. https://www.amazon.com/Monocular.../dp/B0BYT678Q5...
PM me for details of the how to get a discount in other countries. 
A detailed review is up on mammalwatching.com https://www.mammalwatching.com/.../gear-review-xinfrared.../

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Yes it's good. Here's some footage of a brown hyena in Namibia.

Does it help at all for getting clearer views of smaller mammals that are obscured behind brush?

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A distant photo of a pair of critically endangered Tamaraw or Mindoro Dwarf Buffalo (Bubalus mindorensis), The Philippines, 2015

Found only on the island of Mindoro in the Philippines,  Tamaraw were only discovered by scientists in the late 19th century (back then there was so much malaria on Mindoro that few people lived there). But as people arrived on the island the dwarf buffalo disappeared. And the population declined from around 10,000 animals to around 500 today.

#mammalwatching  #mammals #landmammals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #wildlifeplanet #wildplanet #discoverwildlife #naturegeography #wildgeography #ourplanetdaily #bbcwildlifepotd #ungulate #philippinewildlife

A distant photo of a pair of critically endangered Tamaraw or Mindoro Dwarf Buffalo (Bubalus mindorensis), The Philippines, 2015

Found only on the island of Mindoro in the Philippines, Tamaraw were only discovered by scientists in the late 19th century (back then there was so much malaria on Mindoro that few people lived there). But as people arrived on the island the dwarf buffalo disappeared. And the population declined from around 10,000 animals to around 500 today.

#mammalwatching #mammals #landmammals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #wildlifeplanet #wildplanet #discoverwildlife #naturegeography #wildgeography #ourplanetdaily #bbcwildlifepotd #ungulate #philippinewildlife
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In our latest podcast, Charles Foley and I interview conservation legend Patricia Wright the 2014 winner of the Indianapolis Prize - widely considered the Nobel Prize for the Environment - about her many years studying and conserving lemurs in Madagascar. She talks about how her amazing discovery of a new primate species – the Golden Bamboo lemur - in 1986 led to a lifetimes work helping establish and fund Ranomafana National Park, one of the country’s flagship parks.

You can stream the podcast here  or listen to it on your favourite podcast platform.

https://www.mammalwatching.com/podcast/episode-22-patricia-wright/

In our latest podcast, Charles Foley and I interview conservation legend Patricia Wright the 2014 winner of the Indianapolis Prize - widely considered the Nobel Prize for the Environment - about her many years studying and conserving lemurs in Madagascar. She talks about how her amazing discovery of a new primate species – the Golden Bamboo lemur - in 1986 led to a lifetimes work helping establish and fund Ranomafana National Park, one of the country’s flagship parks.

You can stream the podcast here or listen to it on your favourite podcast platform.

https://www.mammalwatching.com/podcast/episode-22-patricia-wright/
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Common Ringtail Possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus), Victorian Alps, Australia 2023

One of the most commonly seen possums in Australia, ringtails are found throughout the eastern forest zone of the continent from bushland to suburbia. 

#mammalwatching  #mammals #landmammals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #wildlifeplanet #wildplanet #discoverwildlife #naturegeography #wildgeography #ourplanetdaily #bbcwildlifepotd #marsupials #possumsofinstagram #australianmammals

Common Ringtail Possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus), Victorian Alps, Australia 2023

One of the most commonly seen possums in Australia, ringtails are found throughout the eastern forest zone of the continent from bushland to suburbia.

#mammalwatching #mammals #landmammals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #wildlifeplanet #wildplanet #discoverwildlife #naturegeography #wildgeography #ourplanetdaily #bbcwildlifepotd #marsupials #possumsofinstagram #australianmammals
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Eastern Pygmy Possum (Cercartetus nanus), Sydney, Australia 2023

These tiny marsupials love to feed on nectar, though will also eat  insects and fruit, and can be quite common in many places. But pygmy possums are hard to spot: I must have spent well over a thousand hours spotlighting for mammals in Australia between 1999 and 2005 and the only animals I saw were in nest boxes or researchers’ traps. But thermal scopes have changed the game: I found three pygmy possums in less than two hours in Sydney’s Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park at Christmas. 

#mammalwatching  #mammals #landmammals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #wildlifeplanet #wildplanet #discoverwildlife #naturegeography #wildgeography #ourplanetdaily #bbcwildlifepotd #marsupialsofinstagram #pygmypossum #possumsofinstagram #australianmammalwatching #australianwildlife

Eastern Pygmy Possum (Cercartetus nanus), Sydney, Australia 2023

These tiny marsupials love to feed on nectar, though will also eat insects and fruit, and can be quite common in many places. But pygmy possums are hard to spot: I must have spent well over a thousand hours spotlighting for mammals in Australia between 1999 and 2005 and the only animals I saw were in nest boxes or researchers’ traps. But thermal scopes have changed the game: I found three pygmy possums in less than two hours in Sydney’s Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park at Christmas.

#mammalwatching #mammals #landmammals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #wildlifeplanet #wildplanet #discoverwildlife #naturegeography #wildgeography #ourplanetdaily #bbcwildlifepotd #marsupialsofinstagram #pygmypossum #possumsofinstagram #australianmammalwatching #australianwildlife
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A damp and bedraggled Molina’s Hog-nosed Skunk (Conepatus chinga) slaps her paws in a threat display. Argentina, 2023

 #mammalwatching  #mammals #landmammals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #wildlifeplanet #wildplanet #discoverwildlife #naturegeography #wildgeography #ourplanetdaily #bbcwildlifepotd #skunksofinstagram #argentinamammalwatching

A damp and bedraggled Molina’s Hog-nosed Skunk (Conepatus chinga) slaps her paws in a threat display. Argentina, 2023

#mammalwatching #mammals #landmammals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #wildlifeplanet #wildplanet #discoverwildlife #naturegeography #wildgeography #ourplanetdaily #bbcwildlifepotd #skunksofinstagram #argentinamammalwatching
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A tiny Southern Monito del Monte (Dromiciops gliroides) tries to hide, Chiloe Island, Chile 2023

This mouse sized Latino marsupial, which looks very like an Australian pygmy possum, is from an ancient group of mammals. One of the planet’s original marsupials, they are an ancestor to Australia’s kangaroos, possums and koalas amongst many other species. 

Their tiny size makes them hard to spot among central Chile’s dense forests. But Ursula, who works at @parque.tepuhueico, is a pro-level Monito spotter: she found this one for us within minutes of leaving the lodge with her flashlight. 
 #mammalwatching  #mammals #landmammals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #wildlifeplanet #wildplanet #discoverwildlife #naturegeography #wildgeography #ourplanetdaily #bbcwildlifepotd #marsupial #marsupialofinstagram #chilemammalwatching #chiloeisland

A tiny Southern Monito del Monte (Dromiciops gliroides) tries to hide, Chiloe Island, Chile 2023

This mouse sized Latino marsupial, which looks very like an Australian pygmy possum, is from an ancient group of mammals. One of the planet’s original marsupials, they are an ancestor to Australia’s kangaroos, possums and koalas amongst many other species.

Their tiny size makes them hard to spot among central Chile’s dense forests. But Ursula, who works at @parque.tepuhueico, is a pro-level Monito spotter: she found this one for us within minutes of leaving the lodge with her flashlight.
#mammalwatching #mammals #landmammals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #wildlifeplanet #wildplanet #discoverwildlife #naturegeography #wildgeography #ourplanetdaily #bbcwildlifepotd #marsupial #marsupialofinstagram #chilemammalwatching #chiloeisland
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Happiness is … a surprise beach vacation. Southern Elephant Seals (Mirounga leonina), Argentina 2023. 

These massive seals are the largest carnivore on the planet and much bigger than Northerb Elephant Seals. Males can top 3500kg (that’s about two minivans) and reach 6 metres in length (longer than most minivans). The species is mainly found in Antarctic and Subantarctic waters though vagrant animals occasionally turn up as far north as Ecuador and Mauritius. Whether or not this pair was lost is hard to say: they were north of their usual range … but they didn’t seem too concerned.

 #mammalwatching  #mammals #landmammals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #wildlifeplanet #wildplanet #discoverwildlife #argentinamammalwatching #naturegeography #wildgeography #ourplanetdaily #bbcwildlifepotd #elephantseal #sealsofinstagram #largestcarnivore

Happiness is … a surprise beach vacation. Southern Elephant Seals (Mirounga leonina), Argentina 2023.

These massive seals are the largest carnivore on the planet and much bigger than Northerb Elephant Seals. Males can top 3500kg (that’s about two minivans) and reach 6 metres in length (longer than most minivans). The species is mainly found in Antarctic and Subantarctic waters though vagrant animals occasionally turn up as far north as Ecuador and Mauritius. Whether or not this pair was lost is hard to say: they were north of their usual range … but they didn’t seem too concerned.

#mammalwatching #mammals #landmammals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #wildlifeplanet #wildplanet #discoverwildlife #argentinamammalwatching #naturegeography #wildgeography #ourplanetdaily #bbcwildlifepotd #elephantseal #sealsofinstagram #largestcarnivore
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