Image from Wikimedia CommonsMale Topis are tricky little guys. According to some new findings reported by National Geographic, the males deliberatelytrick females into stickingaroundbyissuing warning signals.The entire mating system islek based, which I mentioned in the feature onKakapoparrots. Males have a small section of land that they fight for a defend, and the females come and go throughout them to decide whom to mate with.If a female in heat appears to be wandering off, the male will begin to snor... read more »
In North America they are called Moose, but in Europe they are referred to as the European Elk. Either way, Alces alces is one huge deer, the largest in the Cervidae (deer) family!
Adorable Moose from LA Times ArticleOn Tuesday, the LA Times posted a story about two adorable moose babies born at the Berlin Zoo, Hagen and Finn. Moose have an eight month gestation period, and the calves stay with their mother for roughly a year after birth, which is about the time she gives birth to her next offspring. ... read more »