Mammalian Biology

In this course, through a series of lectures, you will be introduced to the mammals of Los Amigos. There are quite a few of them, so the important thing to realise here is that you do NOT have to memorise the lot. UNDERSTAND their evolutionary origins – this will help you keep some perspective on the flood of Latin names thrown at you. Learn common names first, then focus on Latin names if you must. Learn their biology and use that to keep them distinct in your mind. We include little trivia about each creature where possible. Remember, you might be handling some of these in the wild, or at least capturing them on camera traps!