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Check out Andreas Jonsson’s ridiculously successful trip which netted 26 mammals in 23 days including Andean Mountain Cat, Garlepp’s Pampas Cat, Kodkod, Darwin’s Fox and Southern River Otter. Boom!

Thailand

Check out Mike Richardson’s report from February 2024. 1 week & 40 mammal species, including Sun Bear, Asiatic Black Bear, black morph Leopard, Mountain Horseshoe Bat and Indochinese Serow.

Mexico

Check out Jon Hall’s report from April 2024 featuring 54 species including some very rare mice, Tehuantepec Grey Mouse Opossum and Tehuantepec Jackrabbit.

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Check out Samuel Marlin’s report and great photos from a long weekend looking for mammals out of a photo hide, with 10 species including Polecats and Beech & Pine Martens.

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2 weeks ago

If anyone ever asks me why conservation is difficult then I am going to suggest they listen to the latest episode of the mammalwatching podcast. Charles Foley and I talk to Dr Barbara Taylor (USA) and Dr Lorenzo Rojas-Bracho (Mexico), who together lead the global efforts to save the Vaquita from extinction. Vaquitas, a tiny and beautiful porpoise, are found only at the top of the Gulf of California and hold the unfortunate distinction of being the world's rarest marine mammal (possibly the rarest of any mammal species). There may be as few as 6 animals left alive.

The story of the Vaquita's precipitous decline over the past 60 years is a tragedy worthy of Shakespeare with a cast of actors that include Chinese Mafia, Mexican Drug Cartels, an illegal fishing industry and corrupt officials. But despite so much stacked against them the little porpoises are still clinging on. Look for "mammalwatching" on Spotify and other podcast platforms, or stream it here www.mammalwatching.com/podcast/s3-e4-the-vaquita-with-barbara-taylor-lorenzo-rojas-brachos3-e4/
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If anyone ever asks me why conservation is difficult then I am going to suggest they listen to the latest episode of the mammalwatching podcast.  Charles Foley and I talk to Dr Barbara Taylor (USA) and Dr Lorenzo Rojas-Bracho (Mexico), who together lead the global efforts to save the Vaquita from extinction. Vaquitas, a tiny and beautiful porpoise, are found only at the top of the Gulf of California and hold the unfortunate distinction of being the worlds rarest marine mammal (possibly the rarest of any mammal species). There may be as few as 6 animals left alive.

The story of the Vaquitas precipitous decline over the past 60 years is a tragedy worthy of Shakespeare with a cast of actors that include Chinese Mafia, Mexican Drug Cartels, an illegal fishing industry and corrupt officials. But despite so much stacked against them the little porpoises are still clinging on. Look for mammalwatching on Spotify and other podcast platforms, or stream it here https://www.mammalwatching.com/podcast/s3-e4-the-vaquita-with-barbara-taylor-lorenzo-rojas-brachos3-e4/
4 weeks ago

Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus), Svalbard, 2024

We had a fabulous encounter with this mother and subadult bear last month, presumably her offspring. They were feeding on a White-beaked Dolphin, one of three cetaceans they had stashed on the beach in various stages of decomposition. Does anyone have any idea why there might be three dead dolphins in the same spot: they must have died at different times so didn’t get trapped in the ice together.
#mammalwatching #mammals #landmammals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #wildlifeplanet #wildplanet #discoverwildlife #naturegeography #wildgeography #ourplanetdaily #bbcwildlifepotd #polarbear #bearsofinstagram #arcticmammals
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Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus), Svalbard, 2024

We had  a fabulous encounter with this mother and subadult bear last month, presumably her offspring. They were feeding on a White-beaked Dolphin, one of three cetaceans they had stashed on the beach in various stages of decomposition. Does anyone have any idea why there might be three dead dolphins in the same spot: they must have died at different times so didn’t get trapped in the ice together.
 #mammalwatching  #mammals #landmammals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #wildlifeplanet #wildplanet #discoverwildlife #naturegeography #wildgeography #ourplanetdaily #bbcwildlifepotd #polarbear #bearsofinstagram #arcticmammals
2 months ago

Exciting!We are excited to announce that the giant pangolin has been rediscovered in Senegal after a 24 year absence!

Collaborating with Panthera Senegal and their camera-trapping program in Niokolo-Koba National Park, lead authors Mouhamadou Mody Ndiaye and Marine Drouilly, PSG steering committee leader Daniel Ingram, and PSG co-chair Matthew Shirley were part of the team who recently captured this photo of a giant pangolin (Smutsia gigantea). This significant finding also documented 45 other mammal species, reaffirming the biodiversity of this West African region.

Congratulations to Panthera, who partnered with Senegal Department of National Parks to co-manage Niokolo-Koba, and to everyone involved in this discovery! To read more about the giant pangolins in Senegal, please click on the following link: bit.ly/3QXhcGB
#pangolinconservation #giantpangolin
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Exciting!

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Awesome! Wonderful news!

Fantastic!

3 months ago

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3 months ago

Charles Foley pack your bags! ... See MoreSee Less

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I hope the Beggs know how lucky they were.

Wow...what a sighting...add it to those data repositories..ie mammal map, iNaturalist.org etc etc...best wild taken photo ive seen of it...though poor thing stressed there...

Wow, not many folks have seen this one, much less photographed it.

Envious - this is a bucket list sighting

Wow! Lucky sighting

Heather Levy

Oh, FFS

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Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus). Svalbard, 2024
Large, stinky and in need of better skin care products.
 #mammalwatching  #mammals #landmammals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #wildlifeplanet #wildplanet #discoverwildlife #naturegeography #wildgeography #ourplanetdaily #bbcwildlifepotd #sealsofinstagram #arcticwildlife #pinnipeds

Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus). Svalbard, 2024
Large, stinky and in need of better skin care products.
#mammalwatching #mammals #landmammals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #wildlifeplanet #wildplanet #discoverwildlife #naturegeography #wildgeography #ourplanetdaily #bbcwildlifepotd #sealsofinstagram #arcticwildlife #pinnipeds
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Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus), Svalbard, 2024

We had  a fabulous encounter with this mother and subadult bear - presumably her offspring - last month. They were feeding on a White-beaked Dolphin, one of three cetaceans they had stashed on the beach in various stages of decomposition. Does anyone have any idea why there might be three dead dolphins in the same spot? They must have died at different times so didn’t get trapped in the ice together. CORRECTION: I’m told these are both adult bears and the dolphins did all die at the same time- a pod trapped in the ice. Presumably the bears ate them one at a time. 
 #mammalwatching  #mammals #landmammals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #wildlifeplanet #wildplanet #discoverwildlife #naturegeography #wildgeography #ourplanetdaily #bbcwildlifepotd #polarbear #bearsofinstagram #arcticmammals

Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus), Svalbard, 2024

We had a fabulous encounter with this mother and subadult bear - presumably her offspring - last month. They were feeding on a White-beaked Dolphin, one of three cetaceans they had stashed on the beach in various stages of decomposition. Does anyone have any idea why there might be three dead dolphins in the same spot? They must have died at different times so didn’t get trapped in the ice together. CORRECTION: I’m told these are both adult bears and the dolphins did all die at the same time- a pod trapped in the ice. Presumably the bears ate them one at a time.
#mammalwatching #mammals #landmammals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #wildlifeplanet #wildplanet #discoverwildlife #naturegeography #wildgeography #ourplanetdaily #bbcwildlifepotd #polarbear #bearsofinstagram #arcticmammals
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Happy Bat Appreciation Day! Common Vampire Bat (Desmodus rotundus), Costa Rica, 2010

 #mammalwatching  #mammals #landmammals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #wildlifeplanet #wildplanet #discoverwildlife #naturegeography #wildgeography #ourplanetdaily #bbcwildlifepotd #batsofinstagram #batappreciationday

Happy Bat Appreciation Day! Common Vampire Bat (Desmodus rotundus), Costa Rica, 2010

#mammalwatching #mammals #landmammals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #wildlifeplanet #wildplanet #discoverwildlife #naturegeography #wildgeography #ourplanetdaily #bbcwildlifepotd #batsofinstagram #batappreciationday
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Tehuantepec Jackrabbit (Lepus flavigularis), Oaxaca, Mexico, 2024

Fewer than a thousand of these beautiful jackrabbits remain in one tiny area of Oaxaca. Possibly the world’s most endangered rabbit, they are clinging to survival around the shores of a single salt water lagoon in a remote area of Oaxaca. They face a tragedy of threats including habitat loss, fire, feral dogs and poaching. Seeing several last week was a major highlight of my trip to Mexico, as was meeting some of the local community - who were as welcoming as these rabbits are rare - working to protect them.

 #mammalwatching  #mammals #landmammals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #wildlifeplanet #wildplanet #discoverwildlife #naturegeography #wildgeography #ourplanetdaily #bbcwildlifepotd #rabbitsofinstagram #haresofinstagram #lagomorphs #mexicomammals #mamiferosdeméxico

Tehuantepec Jackrabbit (Lepus flavigularis), Oaxaca, Mexico, 2024

Fewer than a thousand of these beautiful jackrabbits remain in one tiny area of Oaxaca. Possibly the world’s most endangered rabbit, they are clinging to survival around the shores of a single salt water lagoon in a remote area of Oaxaca. They face a tragedy of threats including habitat loss, fire, feral dogs and poaching. Seeing several last week was a major highlight of my trip to Mexico, as was meeting some of the local community - who were as welcoming as these rabbits are rare - working to protect them.

#mammalwatching #mammals #landmammals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #wildlifeplanet #wildplanet #discoverwildlife #naturegeography #wildgeography #ourplanetdaily #bbcwildlifepotd #rabbitsofinstagram #haresofinstagram #lagomorphs #mexicomammals #mamiferosdeméxico
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Johnston’s Genet (Genetta johnstoni), Ivory Coast, 2024

According to wikipedia this beautiful small carnivore is “considered one of West Africa’s least known carnivores, and until the turn of the century was known only from museum collections. In January 2000, a dead individual was found near the Taï National Park in Côte d’Ivoire. In July of the same year, the first live individual known to science was trapped.”

Yet they seemed quite common in Tai Forest earlier this month. We saw 5 in as many days.

#mammalwatching  #mammals #landmammals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #wildlifeplanet #wildplanet #discoverwildlife #naturegeography #wildgeography #ourplanetdaily #bbcwildlifepotd #genet #ivorycoastwildlife #smallcarnivore

Johnston’s Genet (Genetta johnstoni), Ivory Coast, 2024

According to wikipedia this beautiful small carnivore is “considered one of West Africa’s least known carnivores, and until the turn of the century was known only from museum collections. In January 2000, a dead individual was found near the Taï National Park in Côte d’Ivoire. In July of the same year, the first live individual known to science was trapped.”

Yet they seemed quite common in Tai Forest earlier this month. We saw 5 in as many days.

#mammalwatching #mammals #landmammals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #wildlifeplanet #wildplanet #discoverwildlife #naturegeography #wildgeography #ourplanetdaily #bbcwildlifepotd #genet #ivorycoastwildlife #smallcarnivore
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