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Mammal March Madness!

It's that time of year again: as the days grow longer and the vernal equinox approaches, mammalian sport in all its evolutionary glory emerges.

An American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) feeds on seed spilled from a bird feeder.  Do not be deceived by its mild-mannered appearance - this 7.5 oz (212 g) tyrant defends an exclusive territory.  Photograph by VRSchmalhofer.


Mammal March Madness is a fun, educational game that follows the style of the (possibly more familiar) basketball version of March Madness.  In MMM, critters compete in epic "battles" that pit suites of evolutionary adaptation against one another in a survival of the fittest.  The game encourages students of all ages to learn about animals ('cause - despite the name - sometimes theses games aren't just for mammals . . . . ) and the adaptations they display that suit them to their particular lifestyles, habitats, and evolutionary niches.

More information about Mammal March Madness, and links to follow the event, can be found at Mammals Suck.... Milk


Mammal March Madness 2019 Schedule:

March 4: brackets released 

March 11: Wildcard Round

March 13-19: Round 1

March 21-25: Round 2

March 26: Sweet 16

March 28: Elite Trait

April 1: Final Roar

April 3: Championship



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