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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.

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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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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!

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3 weeks 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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Awesome! Wonderful news!

Fantastic!

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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

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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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