Mammals

A black-backed jackal in the grassland of the Masai Mara National Reserve
In the jackal’s world, mum and dad stay together for life and their offspring are always eager to help. Patricia Moehlman can’t help but admire these amazing animals.
Black-footed ferret article spread
In 1980, the black-footed ferret was declared “possibly extinct”. Now it has returned from the dead. Gerardo Ceballos Gonzalez explains how luck and hard work saved the little carnivore of the prairie.
Peru's red uakari article spread
With its bald, scarlet head and orange fur, the red uakari is an odd-looking creature. Mark Bowler has photographed this endangered species in its remote Peruvian home - and fallen for its charms.
African bat migration article spread
Forget the wildebeest of the Serengeti – Africa’s greatest mammal migration involves 8 million animals and takes place in the air. It is Zambia’s secret bat spectacle.
A conversation with hippos article spread
Volatile and aggressive, hippos are hard to get close to, unless you talk to them. By using her voice to pacify these wary animals, Karen Paolillo has gained unique access to their intimate society.  
Ocelot article spread
To investigate the cycle of life and death in the rainforest, Roland Kays tracked down an expert in the subject – the ocelot, a cat whose killing ways help to keep the forest healthy.
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