Columbian Ground Squirrel

May’s mammal of the month is the Columbian ground squirrel, Urocitellus columbianus. Perky and agile, the Columbian ground squirrel is a medium-sized member of the rodent family Sciuridae, which...

Common Wombat

This month we travel to southern Australia for our intriguing “mammal of the month,” the common wombat. This chunky marsupial herbivore lives in forest, open woodland, heath and scrubland ...

Klipspringer

My first “mammal of the month” is the klipspringer, a small, sturdy antelope that inhabits rocky terrain with sparse vegetation in eastern and southern Africa.1 Its scientific name is Oreo...