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When is an aardvark not an aardvark? When it’s from Madgascar!

I think about extinction a lot. Its hard not to when researching Pleistocene mammals. One of the sobering things about this kind of research is that you become aware of the high likelihood of “unknown unknowns”: animals that existed but … Continue reading

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The gentle giant

I blame Belfast Zoo for my lemur addiction. It’s a rather super place with a remarkable success rate in breeding rare species. If you visit, you’ll find that part of the tour allows you to walk through a beautiful large … Continue reading

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The most lonely places

“Vouronpatra: A large bird which haunts the Ampatres [marshy places] and lays eggs like the ostrich’s; so that the people of these places may not take it, it seeks the most lonely places.”   The beasts of the Pleistocene cause … Continue reading

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