Australian Mammals: Common Wombat

Which chunky marsupial herbivore is an ardent burrower and has a liking for its own company? Australia’s captivating common wombat!   This month we travel to southern Australia for our intr...

South African Birds: Double-collared Sunbird

Petite and agile, the southern double-collared sunbird and greater double-collared sunbird are avian jewels and nectar feeders extraordinaire in Southern Africa.   Since I missed last week’...

Australian Birds: Southern Cassowary

Stocky and shaggy, the southern cassowary sports a casque atop its head and disperses fruit and berry seeds in Australian wet tropics rainforests.   For this week’s featured bird, we’...

South African Mammals: Klipspringer

The ballerina of antelopes, the klipspringer bounds up rocky slopes on the tips of its hoofs and blows loud, buzzy alarm whistles as warning signals.   My first “mammal of the month” ...