Written by Gabriel Feinman-Riordan (College of the Atlantic)
There are many quintessential animals one associates with Sub-Saharan Africa. One of these animals is undoubtedly the zebra.
By Fen Bowen (Colby College)
Which animal is the largest of the antelope family, and is found patchily in East and Southern Africa? Which animal relies on dense thicket for evasion from predators, and when running will lift its head in order to keep its horns at shoulder level? Which animal
By Louise Bishop (University of Alaska, Fairbanks)
Dwarf mongoose are an intriguing and social species. They are similar in size to the tree squirrel, but much more elusive.
So far, I have seen dwarf mongoose a total of three times. They are extremely skittish around humans and cars so a mongaggle is
By Eda Reed (Colby College) What am I? My unique pattern separates me from the rest When it comes to food, I like Acacias the best I eat up to 34kg of plants each day Then spend 1/3 my time ruminating it all away Of all my time, eating takes up…
By Drew Higgins (Carleton College) Moss Campion (Silene acaulis) Moss-like mats Occurs in rocky, alpine environments Silene acaulis Salverform flowers (composed of united petals forming a tube that spreads at the open end) Cushion of moss (also called “cushion pink”) Aromatic flowers like lilac Moist but well-drained areas Pink, lilac, or purple flowers Inserts long woody…
By Sawyer Hill (Westminster College) The Perpetually Plodding Porcupine This large rodent of the Erethizontidae Family, plods through forest, shrublands, and tundra so purposefully. The “quill pig” also known as Erethizon dorsatum is covered in thousands of quills and then some. The quills of these slow moving, near-sighted herbivores can be…