Remodeling Fever – Kangaroo Rat’s Reshape Burrow Systems Seasonally

Visit any home improvement store this time of year and you will see dozens of people purchasing materials to remodel or beautify their homes. We are not alone - banner-tailed kangaroo rats (Dipodomys spectabilis) also remodel their Read More...

Blast From The Past – Red-crested Tree Rat Rediscovered After 113 Years

It’s not everyday that an animal presumed extinct comes ambling into your lodge. But that’s just what happened at the El Dorado Nature Reserve Eco-lodge in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta region in Read More...

Social Behavior in Palaeocene Metatherians

Textbooks often describe late Cretaceous or early Palaeocene mammals as small, nocturnal, and solitary (Figure 1). That description has recently been amended thanks to a remarkable suite of fossil metatherians from Read More...

African Wild Dog Recovery: A Case Study in Kenya

African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) are large, highly social, and charismatic canids (Figure 1). Unfortunately, competition with lions and hyenas, persecution by humans, and disease all contributed to the decline in African wild dog populations in recent years. Read More...

Who’s in Charge – Leadership in Dolphins

Within stable groups, leadership roles often go to dominant or experienced individuals. For example, elephant social groups are lead by a matriarch with years of experience and knowledge that presumably increases the survival of her followers. Likewise, packs of wolves are

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