Category Archives: mammals

Dog-faced monkeys.

Picture the scene. You’re in Cape Town, one of South Africa’s tourist hotspots. It’s a beautiful sunny day, perfect for a daytrip. So you decide to go here; That’s Cape Point, Africa’s southernmost point. It’s a dramatic finger of rock … Continue reading

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Blue

If I say the word “monkey” to you, a whole bunch of associations are sure to be triggered. First of all, you will picture a cheeky little scamp, a charming, miniature man-beast who lives to laugh and play, swinging through … Continue reading

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Bushbabies.

There are few things in this world quite as cool as going on a night-drive in the bush. You bundle into an open vehicle with hand-held spotlights and set off into a world completely different to the one you left … Continue reading

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Creatures of the Night.

The night has always been a time of terror for us. We are not built for it. We can’t see. We swapped our night vision for the ability to see all the bright, shiny colours that fill our days. When … Continue reading

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Some weasely things. And the real king of the beasts.

In my last post, I wrote about mongooses, which look like weasels, but aren’t. This time, we’ll take a look at the real weasel family; the mustelids. We’ve only got one proper weasel. And one stoat (or pretty damn close … Continue reading

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Mongooses. Mongeese. More than one mongoose.

The Northern hemisphere seems to be neck-deep in long, thin, sneaky creatures. These are the weasels and their cousins; ferrets, martens, stoats, ermines, minks, sables, polecats and more. This is partly an illusion, because the good people of the north … Continue reading

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Cute and cuddly. Part 2.

In my first cute and cuddly post, I promised that the creatures in part two would be bigger. And cooler. They will, but let’s start small, by revealing your hideous prejudices.

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