MAMMALS

MULTIPLYING MICE!

A team of researchers has successfully reared an adult Mouse from a single unfertilized egg, a scientific first, as reported by Margaret Osborne in a 2022 article for Smithsonian Magazine. The lab Rodent, who possessed only the mother’s genes, matured to adulthood and reproduced successfully, a feat which was previously thought to be impossible in Mammals, according to Alex Wilkins’ 2022 article for New Scientist.... Read More...

MENACE OR MISUNDERSTOOD?

Bats — Paniki in Filipino — are extraordinary mammals who have modified forelimbs that have evolved into wings. Belonging to the order Chiroptera, a term that stems from the Greek words chiro and ptera literally translating to “hand wings,” they are the only order of mammals capable of flight (Wund and Myers, 2005).... Read More...

Rock Apes of The Vietnam War

This month, The Wild Side brings to light another cryptid, a creature yet to be discovered by science. We investigate the dense forests of Vietnam to look into what American soldiers nicknamed Rock Apes and what the Vietnamese call Nguoi Rung or people of the forest – essentially a Vietnamese version of Bigfoot. ... Read More...