Mammals

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‘Dinosaurs are not us’: book reveals how mammals came to rule the world
Steve Brusatte writes of the evolutionary twists, catastrophes and luck that led to the warm-blooded animals of today

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

11, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Florida’s manatees are dying in record numbers – but a lawsuit offers hope
US wildlife agency agrees to review protection for habitats after conservationists sue over mass die-offs from poor water quality

Salomé Gómez-Upegui

10, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Climate crisis could make humans shrink in size, says fossil expert
Edinburgh palaeontologist says smaller mammals are better able to cope with increased temperatures

Nicola Davis

07, Jun, 2022 @11:22 AM

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Extinction obituary: how the Bramble Cay melomys became the first mammal lost to the climate crisis
Rising seas choked the flora on the tiny mammals’ island habitat, and in just a few years they were gone

Hannah Seo

01, Jun, 2022 @9:30 AM

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The case of the disappearing deer – and how a new corridor could save it
Only 1,500 huemul remain in the world, but a parks corridor is being created to save the deer that features on Chile’s coat of arms

Matt Maynard

19, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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A wing and a prayer: is there hope for Britain’s loneliest bat?
Our rarest mammal lives on its own, with no known relatives this side of the Channel. Did the greater mouse-eared bat stray here from France? And is it time we invited over some company?

Patrick Barkham

10, May, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Down but not out: how the European mink found refuge on an Estonian island
Pushed to the brink by invasive American mink and habitat loss, a reintroduced wild population is finally thriving on Hiiumaa island

Tom Peeters in Hiiumaa, Estonia

29, Mar, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Hundreds of mammal species still to be identified, predict researchers
Scientists develop model to identify species as DNA coding shows many animals are not a single species as previously thought

Patrick Greenfield

28, Mar, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Sixties protest songs had a sunny side too | Brief letters
Letters: Blasts from the past | Turning the page | There’s a snail in my paella | Pop goes the weasel | Dudley on the map

Letters

23, Mar, 2022 @5:45 PM

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Young country diary: There’s a flying hotdog in my garden
Carmarthenshire, Wales: I was watching the bird feeder when there was a brown flash – but what was it? It was a mystery I needed to solve

19, Mar, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Hope for Kenya’s mountain bongos as five released into sanctuary
Rewilding programme marks the ‘most significant step’ in ensuring the critically endangered species’ survival

Peter Muiruri

15, Mar, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Yellowstone at 150: busier yet wilder than ever, says park’s ‘winterkeeper’
From the return of wildlife to the pressures of tourism and the climate crisis, Steven Fuller has seen it all in his nearly 50 years watching over America’s oldest national park

Todd Wilkinson

28, Feb, 2022 @7:00 AM

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