Mammary Gland Tumors in Captive African Hedgehogs

Today’s entry is an actual research article published in the Journal of Wildlife Diseases, titled, “Mammary Gland Tumors in Captive African Hedgehogs.” I’m still not entirely sure why they would want to do this, but these researchers analyzed the tumors in mammary glands (nipples) of eight white-bellied African pygmy hedgehogs (Atelerix albiventris). Sadly, most of the tumors were malignant.  … More Mammary Gland Tumors in Captive African Hedgehogs

The energetics of lactation in the Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris

Today’s entry is an actual research article published in the Journal of Zoology, titled, “The energetics of lactation in the Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris.” These dedicated 1986 researchers wanted to figure out how much weight mother elephant seals lost while fasting and nursing their pups. The answer was “a lot.” Maybe I should’ve posted this on Mother’s Day… … More The energetics of lactation in the Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris