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Shit happens part VIII – even more antler accidents

This will be – at least so far- the last post of the shit happens-series. Not surprisingly the photos come again from Danish Museum for Hunting and Forestry at Hørsholm. The featured luckless individuals are again roe deer (Capreolus capreolus). … Weiterlesen

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Shit happens part VII – disastrous missteps

The series comes gradually to its end. Once again this part includes deer, in this case roe deer (Capreolus capreolus), the most successful and in many areas also the last wild ruminant of Europe. Just again the featured cases come … Weiterlesen

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Shit happens part VI – crowned with barbed wire

Deer antlers are in my opinion one of the most bizarre organs among all mammals. A pair of bones sometimes surpassing the mass of the limb bones which grows annually in extremely short time out of the skull just to … Weiterlesen

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Shit happens part II – deadlock in a tree hole

This series will feature several kinds of accidents which include deer. So I make a break and go on with a marten. Like in the antlers from the first part of the series, the specimen comes from the Danish Museum … Weiterlesen

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Shit happens part I – when antlers get stuck and grown into trees

Sometimes animals – like humans -have just really bad luck and come into situations which lead to weird handicaps or even bizarre deaths. In this series I want to show some of those cases. Many of them are from one … Weiterlesen

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Photo of the day: Aye aye skull

It´s quite hot here at the moment and I have not much time to write a more extensive blogpost, so here´s a photo of an aye aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) skull in all its weirdness. The photo was taken at the … Weiterlesen

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The shoulder horn of Dürer´s marvelous Rhinocerus – revealing a 501 year old mystery beast

The woodcut of Albrecht Dürer´s „Rhinocerus“ is certainly one of the most iconic animal depictions of the Renaissance. Dating from 1515, a time when books about natural history still usually showed wild mixes of real animals and fully fantastic beings … Weiterlesen

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Photo of the day: Ghastly tenrec taxidermy

For some reason tenrecs are especially prone to become extremely ghastly taxidermy specimens, at least if you look at the older ones. I just planned to cover them on occasion on the blog. So here is a specimens I saw … Weiterlesen

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The oral oddities of ruminants

In the last post I wrote about the strange anatomical structures in the beaks of spoonbills. This time I will cover again oral oddities, but in a fully different class of animals. Ruminants have always been among the most important … Weiterlesen

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The war boar of Dáin Ironfoot – a zoological easter egg in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

This post is a novel one, as it´s the first one written in (probably bad) English. So far all posts I wrote within the last 8 years on my blog were only in German, but I will give it a … Weiterlesen

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