The Weekly Recap

Hello and welcome back to the weekly recap!

The first trip report of the week is this one from Thailand, with Pileated Gibbons, a Malayan Porcupine and Dugongs.  

Next is 2013 in the US featuring Botta’s Pocket Gopher, many chipmunks and ground squirrels, the Yellow-bellied Marmot and many more. 

This report from Namibia is great, especially for a first ever report: Gemsbok, Black Rhinos, Blue Wildebeest and more African classics. 

There are two trip reports from Cat Expeditions this week. The first is Borneo, a very successful trip with a Moonrat, loads of Sunda Leopard Cats and many more great species – while the second, from India, saw many Tigers, Sloth Bears, Jungle Cats and more!

Some great cats seen in Bhutan back in 2019 are documented in this post – Marble Cat (and kittens), Leopard Cats and more. 

This trip report from a nocturnal mammal hide in the Netherlands has lots of useful information on how to go there yourself if you’d like to see Stone and Beech Martens, European Badgers, Polecats and other cool species.

Finally, this trip to Colorado and Yellowstone NP saw 44 species including Ord’s Kangaroo Rats, a Northern Pocket Gopher and a very cute North American Porcupine.

If you’re looking for a good place to see Sumatran Orangutans then according to this post, Bukit Lawang is the place. 

A new episode of the Mammalwatching Podcast has been released! I have to admit I haven’t had the chance to listen yet, but my dad was very excited after recording it so I know it must be a good one. It features Bradley Trevor Greive, whose resume ranges from paratrooper and cartoonist to author, broadcaster, French Polynesian Rock Lifting Champion, Russian Cosmonaut Space Program graduate… You get the picture. He spent 6 years working on Brown Bears in Alaska and still devotes a lot of time to conservation around the world. 

A Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of South America has just been published, and this post gives a useful review to anyone thinking of buying. 

Speaking of guides, this great but oddly-specific guide to Mouse-eared Bat identification in Greece has been posted.

Someone travelling to India for two weeks in November is looking for some recommendations on where to go and what to look for, so help them out under this post

Finally, the second installation of the “What if?” series is here, about wolves in the North-East of the US. 

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Cover photo: North American Porcupine by John Goldie

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Katy Hall

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