Tag Archives: Perissodactyla

The strangest animals ever discovered

I love reading through Charles Darwin’s diaries. Who wouldn’t? Written in his early 20s, Darwin writes detailed accounts of his days on board HMS Beagle. For me, these are accounts of fantastic, real, adventures: travelling where no Englishman had travelled … Continue reading

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A unicorn out of the twilight

On 20th October 2014, a northern white rhino died in a zoo. Animals die in zoos all the time but what made this unfortunate death even sadder is that there are now only six individual northern white rhinos left on the … Continue reading

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The last of its kind

Twilight beasts come in all shapes and sizes, with some being more familiar, like the sabretooth cat, Smilodon, and others less so, like the strange mini-sheep, Myotragus. Although we have some fossils, there are still a lot of awesome things … Continue reading

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