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Of ‘Giant Horned Bunnies’ and Perplexing Phylogeny

Originally posted at Bizarre Zoology on March 27, 2016

This is probably the article from my prior work of which I am most proud.

Phylogeny, which can defined as the study of the evolutionary history and relationships amongst the animal kingdom, is one of the branches of zoological research which most captivates me with its complex and often unexpected nature. 4,448 more words


Fossil Find May Conclude Controversy Over Hippo Origins

Originally published on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Bizarre Zoology

Two pygmy hippos (Choeropsis liberiensis) photographed at the Columbus Zoo by yours truly. The evolutionary origin of such mammals has been long unknown, although a recent study in Nature Communications proposes an answer. 666 more words


New Findings Suggest Odd-Toed Ungulates Originated On Continental "Noah's Ark"

Originally published November 24, 2014 at Bizarre Zoology

Illustration of the compelling Cambaytherium thewissi by Elaine Kasmer.

As reported on the Science Daily website, John Hopkins University researchers excavating fossils at the edge of a coal mine in India have recently made a discovery which yields revelations on the origins of odd-toed ungulates. 382 more words


Grant's Gazelles

Most of the gazelles we saw in Tsavo National Park were Impala, but this one time I saw a bunch of Grant’s Gazelles! They are smaller than impala, and have slightly different patterning. 8 more words


Alberta’s caribou maternity ward plan attacked in science journal

EDMONTON — Alberta’s plan to restore a dwindling caribou herd by penning off a large tract of forest for pregnant cows would only produce “naive” calves that wouldn’t survive outside the fence, says a scientific paper. 509 more words

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11th January 2017: Muntjac Deer

Part 1: I was on a walk with my Mum, and Dover (our German SH Pointer) found a rather large spine. We tried to get it off of him but he spent a long while playing catch-me-if-you-can instead. 156 more words


Ungulates: Celebrating Them, Conserving Them, And Eating Them..? (Part 1)

June 6 was International Ungulate Day, and numerous preoccupations have made me very late to finishing what was supposed to be timely recognition of a notable zoological holiday (many zoos and conservation foundations commemorate this day, so no I’m not just making it up).  3,700 more words