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# mammals - Thursday 12 December, 2019

The Lambay black rat is now the only 'threatened' terrestrial mammal species in Ireland

There is better news for bats, squirrels and otters.

# mammals - Sunday 29 September, 2019

The Irish For: Cuddly mammals and furry predators

The Irish language has many names for different creatures in the wild.

# mammals - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Trinity scientists discover parallel between recovery of sea creature and mammals

The groundbreaking research has just been published by the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

# mammals - Saturday 14 February, 2015

"We're trying to keep the rest alive": 100 whales die on New Zealand beach

There are fears that another 90 whales will suffer the same fate.

# mammals - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Planning on leaving the house today? You could go for a walk and help Irish wildlife

And you can do it directly from your phone…

# mammals - Monday 20 October, 2014

How will 'unprecedented' levels of oil and gas exploration affect wildlife?

The Government has announced a new plan to carry out surveys of areas of potential exploration.

# mammals - Thursday 27 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Ukraine’s dolphin army has joined the Russian Navy Flippin' Hell

Ukraine’s dolphin army has joined the Russian Navy

The combat dolphin unit is based in Crimea.

# mammals - Monday 15 July, 2013

Female mammals can choose the sex of their offspring by controlling sperm

New research has backed up a theory that females can speed up or slow down ‘male’ and ‘female’ sperm in the reproductive tract to choose the sex.

# mammals - Sunday 21 April, 2013

Why are there mass strandings of sea lions in California?

One sea lion pup even turned up seven miles inland at a mobile phone shop.

# mammals - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Cats are on a murderous rampage (in the USA)

Can you guess how many birds and small mammals they kill in one year in the States? Hint: billions.

# mammals - Thursday 10 January, 2013

PICS: Killer whales trapped in sea ice Whales This post contains images

PICS: Killer whales trapped in sea ice

About a dozen whales are trapped in a vast stretch of ice in Quebec’s Far North, surfacing in a small opening for air.

# mammals - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

Over 31,000 different species call Ireland home

The first ever inventory of the country’s biodiversity shows that tens of thousands of different species exist in the country today – but not all of their futures are certain.