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Gorals (genus: Nemorhaedus)

Gorals are small caprinae species with a goat- or antelope-like appearance. There are six species, occurring in South Asia and Far East.

How to tell the sex of gorals by the horns

The horns of goral males and females are in general very similar. But there are ways to tell both sexes by their horns apart.

Burmese Red Serow (Capricornis rubidus)

The Red Serow is almost a mythical animal. Very little is known. And it is definititly a candidate for a possible taxonomic split in the future.

Great Bear Rainforest: article published

Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest is now protected. In „natur“, Germany’s leading nature magazine,  I explain what it is all about. Here are some impressions.

Taiwan Serow (Capricornis swinhoei)

The Taiwan serow is the smallest member of the genus Capricornis and an endemite of the main island of Taiwan.

Japanese Serow (Capricornis crispus)

The Japanese Serow is maybe the most noted serow species. It occurs in good numbers in its natural range and is the only serow that is well represented…

India & Bhutan, 2016 – a mammal trip report

It has been a dream for years to visit Kaziranga Nationalpark. Pobitora and Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary in India and finally Bhutan were equally on my wish list.

Endemites of Cyprus

From August 27th to 30th 2016 I attended the 6th World Congress on Mountain Ungulates in Cyprus. Aside from participating in the meeting I wanted to get photographs of…

Corsica in may: a fauna trip report

What an island! Arboreous hillsides, emerald green bays, gorgeous gorges. And lots of interesting critters. 

1000 Kilometer zu Fuß über die Kanadischen Rockies

Ralf hat sich einen großen Traum erfüllt: eine Langstreckenwanderung durch die Rocky Mountains. In 92 Tagen wanderte er 1200 Kilometer durch den spektakulärsten Abschnitt des kanadischen Felsengebirges.