Fruit Bats Use “Cognitive Map” To Navigate

Today, many cars and cell phones are equipped with GPS navigation devices that make it relatively easy for us to find our way to specific localities. Other mammals successfully navigate Read More...

Why Reindeer Don’t Go Snowblind

Polar explorers and the Inuit often experience photokeratitis, a painful eye condition commonly referred to as snow blindness. It is caused by prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun Read More...

Poisonous Rats!

Large, poisonous rats roam the Earth. It sounds like a post-apocalyptic scene from a B movie, but it’s not. Jonathan Kingdon, who mammalogists will know as the author Read More...

Homing In For A Blood-thirsty Meal

Vampire bats (Figure 1) are arguably one of the most feared and despised mammals. Their stealthy, nocturnal habits and their penchant for feeding on blood have made them Read More...