Sunday, 17 March 2013

New Baffler Bird

Prior to the mating season the male Baffler Bird sheds some of its plumage and regrows more brightly coloured feathers. The bizarre mating rituals of the Baffler Bird were described vividly in Scoffer's journals: "during dusk and throughout the early evening, our relaxation was much inhibited by the hoots and squawks of the birds courtship taking place within the jungle"

Monday, 4 March 2013

The Great Fuzzle Deer

The largest of the Fuzzle Deer family, this wide-eyed ruminant has a longer coat than its cousins. It has two larger teeth in its lower jaw which it employs in extricating the edible tubers of the fidugi plant from the hard soil in which it grows.  

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Cave Bear Complete

The Cave Bear of Scoffer's Island. A (mostly) gentle giant who occupies the misty peaks and hidden valleys of the island's mountainous regions. The only thing he likes better than a fish supper is a good long snooze.