The Saiga Antelope Die-offs

January 24, 2018 mammal 0

Quite mysteriously, the Saiga Antelopes (saiga tatarica) started dying in huge numbers since the 1980’s. The most recent die-offs in 2015, numbering upward of 200,000 animals, had everyone in a tizzy. The whole population in various areas of Russia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia is not more than 250,000 so we were […]

Bobcat or lynx

January 10, 2018 mammal 0

A slinking bobcat in the snow is the picture one gets when watching Planet Earth. The visuals are beautiful and show that these animals are superb survivors in their various habitats. If you look at the lovely map below, that is literally half the globe. The servals are not closely […]