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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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Check out Ian Thompson’s report of an epic 7 week trip through India with 80+ mammals including Eurasian Lynx, Snow Leopard, Brown Palm Civet, Nilgri Marten and more!

China

Check out Lennart Verheuvel’s report to Sichuan over Christmas 2023: 19 days and 21 species including Red Panda, Forest Musk Deer, Tibetan Gazelle and Giant Panda. Fantastic reading and wonderful photos.

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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.

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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

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Lesser (Dwarf) Anomalure (Anomalurus pusillus), Cote D’Ivoire, 2024.

The anomalures are Africa’s answer to the flying squirrels of North America, Asia and Northern Europe, and Australia’s gliders.

These nocturnal squirrel-sized gliding rodents are found through Africa’s rainforests. Anomalures are also called ‘scalytails’ because of the row of hard scales underneath their tail that are clearly visible in this photo. The scales - anomalurian velcro - help the animals grip onto smooth tree trunks and branches.

This is the smallest of the four true anomalures and seems rarely to have been photographed, and I am pretty sure never before photographed looking as cute as this little fluff ball. In fact it was so sweet looking I had trouble believing it was an anomalure: the other scalytails I have seen looked like fairly sinister squirrels in desperate need of an orthodontist.. I suspect this is a young animal that had just emerged from its daytime tree hollow and was not quite ready to face the evening.

#mammalwatching #mammals #landmammals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #wildlifeplanet #wildplanet #discoverwildlife #naturegeography #wildgeography #ourplanetdaily #bbcwildlifepotd #rodentsofinstagram #squirrelsofinstagram #flyingsquirrel #anomalure #ivorycoastwildlife
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Lesser (Dwarf) Anomalure (Anomalurus pusillus), Cote D’Ivoire, 2024. 

The anomalures are Africa’s answer to the flying squirrels of North America, Asia and Northern Europe, and Australia’s gliders. 

These nocturnal squirrel-sized gliding rodents are found through Africa’s rainforests. Anomalures are also called ‘scalytails’ because of the row of hard scales underneath their tail that are clearly visible in this photo. The scales - anomalurian velcro - help the animals grip onto smooth tree trunks and branches. 

This is the smallest of the four true anomalures and seems rarely to have been photographed, and I am pretty sure never before photographed looking as cute as this little fluff ball. In fact it was so sweet looking I had trouble believing it was an anomalure: the other scalytails I have seen looked like fairly sinister squirrels in desperate need of an orthodontist.. I suspect this is a young animal that had just emerged from its daytime tree hollow and was not quite ready to face the evening.

 #mammalwatching  #mammals #landmammals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #wildlifeplanet #wildplanet #discoverwildlife #naturegeography #wildgeography #ourplanetdaily #bbcwildlifepotd #rodentsofinstagram #squirrelsofinstagram #flyingsquirrel #anomalure #ivorycoastwildlife

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Wow such great footage!

I have only ever seen one, but have several in camera traps

Nice! There aren’t very many pictures as clear as this one out there, even on iNaturalist!

Chris Henwood 🥹

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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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Lesser (Dwarf) Anomalure (Anomalurus pusillus), Cote D’Ivoire, 2024. 

The anomalures are Africa’s answer to the flying squirrels of North America, Asia and Northern Europe, and Australia’s gliders. 

These nocturnal squirrel-sized gliding rodents are found through Africa’s rainforests. Anomalures are also called ‘scalytails’ because of the row of hard scales underneath their tail that are clearly visible in this photo. The scales - anomalurian velcro - help the animals grip onto smooth tree trunks and branches. 

This is the smallest of the four true anomalures and seems rarely to have been photographed, and I am pretty sure never before photographed looking as cute as this little fluff ball. In fact it was so sweet looking I had trouble believing it was an anomalure: the other scalytails I have seen looked like fairly sinister squirrels in desperate need of an orthodontist.. I suspect this is a young animal that had just emerged from its daytime tree hollow and was not quite ready to face the evening.

 #mammalwatching  #mammals #landmammals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #wildlifeplanet #wildplanet #discoverwildlife #naturegeography #wildgeography #ourplanetdaily #bbcwildlifepotd #rodentsofinstagram #squirrelsofinstagram #flyingsquirrel #anomalure #ivorycoastwildlife

Lesser (Dwarf) Anomalure (Anomalurus pusillus), Cote D’Ivoire, 2024.

The anomalures are Africa’s answer to the flying squirrels of North America, Asia and Northern Europe, and Australia’s gliders.

These nocturnal squirrel-sized gliding rodents are found through Africa’s rainforests. Anomalures are also called ‘scalytails’ because of the row of hard scales underneath their tail that are clearly visible in this photo. The scales - anomalurian velcro - help the animals grip onto smooth tree trunks and branches.

This is the smallest of the four true anomalures and seems rarely to have been photographed, and I am pretty sure never before photographed looking as cute as this little fluff ball. In fact it was so sweet looking I had trouble believing it was an anomalure: the other scalytails I have seen looked like fairly sinister squirrels in desperate need of an orthodontist.. I suspect this is a young animal that had just emerged from its daytime tree hollow and was not quite ready to face the evening.

#mammalwatching #mammals #landmammals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #wildlifeplanet #wildplanet #discoverwildlife #naturegeography #wildgeography #ourplanetdaily #bbcwildlifepotd #rodentsofinstagram #squirrelsofinstagram #flyingsquirrel #anomalure #ivorycoastwildlife
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