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Latest news from the Animal Demography Unit.

Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 12:30

For the 2015 Spring LepiBASH, 17 to 25 October, 93 observers participated and we received a total of 1883 records!!

-- 965 butterfly records

-- 918 moth records

Of these 1883 records 1273 have been identified already! Well done to our super LepiMAP ID Panel! The 1273 identified records consist of 166 taxa of Lepidoptera.

Monday, September 28, 2015 - 12:45

The drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus) is one of the most endangered of all African primates. It is a large short-tailed forest baboon, which displays pronounced sexual dimorphism. The males can grow up to twice the size of females!

Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 12:45

Happy SCALY SUNDAY!! Most people fear snakes, but it is important to remember that snakes are a key component of natural ecosystems. Common in many types of habitat, they affect the "balance of nature" as both predators and prey.