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The Noguchi Museum, the Socrates Sculpture Park, and the Goat Days of Summer

Every first Friday is free admission at the Noguchi Museum in Astoria, Queens, so last week I took my three kids with me to wander around. 1,085 more words


Be careful out there. Elk rutting season is upon us.

The annual elk rut is nearly upon us and residents and visitors are being warned to exercise caution as bulls begin to act more aggressively. 283 more words

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Three-month-old Fawns Soon To Lose Spots

By the end of August, White-tailed Deer fawns are about three months old. Their mother weans them between two and four months of age and during this time they molt, losing their white spots. 13 more words

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


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

Originally published at Bizarre Zoology on December 20, 2016

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).  3,630 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