For every kilometre of road in Europe, you're likely to find one dead hedgehog.
Nov. 16, 2020 • ~6 min
conservation mammals hedgehogs urban-wildlife roads wildlife-corridors traffic
New study used X-rays of the teeth of early mammals' to show they were more like cold blooded reptiles.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~5 min
mammals x-ray fossils palaeontology
South America is filled with mammals of North American origin but not vice versa – and scientists have figured out why
Why were mammals travelling south through newly-formed Panama so much more successful than those heading north?
Oct. 6, 2020 • ~7 min
evolution mammals panama biogeography
Life in captivity causes observable harm to the structure and function of large mammals' brains.
Sept. 24, 2020 • ~10 min
brain mammals brain-cells zoos elephants animal-care captive-wildlife
The historical record is full of surprises – and it could encourage conservationists to think more creatively.
April 29, 2020 • ~6 min
mammals alaska bison megafauna woolly-mammoth megafaunal-extinction rewilding hippopotamus mass-extinctions de-extinction herbivores pleistocene biodiversity-loss quaternary-extinction-event
A new method of using camera traps has brought good and bad news for conservationists.
March 31, 2020 • ~6 min
conservation biodiversity mammals birds rainforest wildlife-monitoring camera-traps african-wildlife
The value that bats provide to humans by pollinating crops and eating insects is far greater than harm from virus transmission – which is mainly caused by human actions.
March 24, 2020 • ~8 min
covid-19 coronavirus mammals ecology coronavirus-2020 viruses pollinators bats endangered-species zoonotic-diseases