Mammals

Index of some articles about mammals in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.

Saharan Cheetah filmed at Ahaggar, southern Algeria

Saharan cheetah / Guépard saharien (Acinonyx jubatus hecki), Ahaggar Cultural Park, Algeria, March 2020 (ONPCA)

Northwest African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus hecki) was filmed by remote cameras at the Ahaggar Cultural Park in the Algerian Sahara. For the first time in more than a decade, the Saharan Cheetah (a.k.a. Northwest African Cheetah) spotted again in the Ahaggar Mountains in Tamanrasset, southern Algeria. The news was announced today during a press conference …

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Sand Cats resting in bird nests built in tall Acacia trees

Sand Cat (Felis margarita) resting in Brown-necked Raven nest, southern Morocco (J. M. Bompar and co-authors)

Sand cats found resting in Brown-necked Raven nests. This original and previously undocumented behaviour was discovered in western Sahara, southern Morocco. During a naturalist trip in the Dakhla-Aousserd region in autumn 2018, Jean-Michel Bompar and his colleagues found three sand cats (Felis margarita) resting in the nests of Brown-necked Ravens (Corvus ruficollis). The nests were …

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Striped Ground Squirrel in Morocco – hidden in plain sight

Adult striped ground squirrel photographed at Tadouarte Ida Ou Mhand, near Biougra (Cătălin Stanciu)

In the Palearctic, the Striped Ground Squirrel is only present in Morocco. Despite being relatively large and diurnal, the species remained poorly known since it was discovered in the country. A new study shed more light on this mammal species. The striped ground squirrel (Euxerus erythropus) is widely distributed in the Sudano-Guinean savannah, between the …

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Mammal notes from the Aousserd region, southern Morocco

Lesser mouse-tailed bat - Petit rhinopome (Rhinopoma hardwickii)

Some mammal notes from the Aousserd region made by Prof. Abdeljebbar Qninba of the University Mohammed V-Rabat and the Association Nature Initiative (A.N.I.). These observations were made between 18 March and 6 April 2016 in the framework of the project on the “Inventory of Cultural and Natural Heritage of the Aousserd Province” run by the …

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