Silky Anteater

The Silky Anteater – Sleeping Safely out here!

April 7, 2017 mammal 0

The silky anteater, or pygmy anteater, (Cyclopes didactylus) is the only  living species in the genus Cyclopes and the family Cyclopedidae. It is the tiniest of ant-eaters, fitting easily in the palm of your hand and weighing less than a pound. It spends almost all it’s short two-year life span in the […]

The Pygmy Right Whale – too few and too small to kill!

April 6, 2017 mammal 0

This whale is rarely seen and so the above photograph is of a beached whale in New Zealand. The scientific name is Caperea Marginata and it is part of the family of baleen whales called Cetotheriidae. The range of this small whale, 3000 lbs. and 6 meters is very small in […]

Pig-footed Bandicoot

Pig-Footed Bandicoot – Gone Down under!

April 4, 2017 mammal 0

The Pig-Footed Bandicoot or Chaeropus ecaudatus, is supposed to have gone extinct with the last sighting  in 1921. They differed from other bandicoots in that they had a caecum ( a little organ before the large intestine designed to digest cellulose, mainly found in low-nutrient vegetation like grasses). They also ran unlike other […]