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Cat Breeding


Sponsors sought to help curb feral cat breeding

Zululand ObserverZululand Observer - Aug 13, 2018
Sponsors sought to help curb feral cat breeding. 'Numerous cats living in and around local businesses have been sterilised during our campaigns'. 1 day ago. The feral cats in and around Richards Bay CBD which have been treated by Feral Cat Project.  

Cat Names


The 10 most popular dog and cat names of 2018 so far

Countryliving (UK)Countryliving (UK) - Aug 13, 2018
The research has revealed the most popular dog and cat names of 2018 and it turns out that more traditional names once given to dogs and cats, such as Fido, Rover or Fluffy, are not holding the same sway. Instead, Poppy was found to be the favourite ...  

Siamese Cat


Video: Adorable video shows Siamese cat gently rocking a baby to sleep

Daily MailDaily Mail - Aug 7, 2018
Defaults Done. MinimizeExpandClose. Video: Adorable video shows Siamese cat gently rocking a baby to sleep. This Siamese cat proved itself to be a very capable babysitter when it gently rocked this baby sitting in his cradle. e-mail. 9. Shares. Read ...  

Persian Cat


The Bear, The Dragon, and The Persian Cat

LobeLogLobeLog - Aug 3, 2018
by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj. “Today, Russia and China effectively shelter Iran from complete isolation and provide it with political support, defence assistance, and economic ties it cannot receive elsewhere.” That is the primary contention of a new ...  

Bengal Cat


Bengal cat receives first feline hip replacement surgery performed at Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Phys.OrgPhys.Org - Jul 19, 2018
As busy as it is beautiful, the Bengal cat is an energetic domestic breed that tends to have a lot in common with its cousins in the wild – high jumping, climbing and even a love for water. So, imagine the pain and disappointment when Fridgey, a 2-year ...  

British Shorthair


Catitude: All-breed Cat Fanciers show in Fort Myers blends breeds, domestic adoptees

The News-PressThe News-Press - Jul 21, 2018
But Kathleen Comstock knew that Curly Sue, her lavender and white, 5½-month-old British shorthair, had the Household Pet category wrapped up when she pawed the judge's toy, then sprung on to a scratching pole and looked over her shoulder at the ...  

Himalayan Cat


5 Creepy Cat Myths & Where They Came From

RomperRomper - Aug 2, 2018
I'll have to tell that to my friend who has a gorgeous Himalayan cat that refuses to go to the bathroom anywhere but the bathroom sink! But, now let's get to the real spooky stuff. We've rounded up five of the most terrifying cat myths that just may ...  

Horse Breeding


After winning Triple Crown, Canadian horse breeding team has another shot at glory

National PostNational Post - Aug 1, 2018
Breeding racehorses is an expensive and risky hobby, and even the most successful rarely get much in the way of public accolades. You do it for love, if you do it at all. John Gunther of Langley, B.C., and his daughter Tanya, however, are having such a ...  

Horseback Riding


Right on target: New club combines horseback riding and archery

Crow River MediaCrow River Media - Aug 15, 2018
Have you ever wanted to feel the wind in your face, the power of your trusty steed beneath you and the thrill of planting an arrow in the center of a target all in one exhilarating moment? If that sounds like fun, then the Crow River Mounted Archers ...  

Horse Training


Wild Horse Ministries program planned Saturday in Coweta

Tulsa WorldTulsa World - Aug 14, 2018
Paul Daily with Wild Horse Ministries will present a special program Saturday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Coweta Round Up Club arena, located behind the OSU Extension Office at 30058 E. 147th St. S. in Coweta. Daily relates horse training with God based ...  

Rodeo


Riding with pride at gay rodeo in Santa Fe

Santa Fe New MexicanSanta Fe New Mexican - Aug 13, 2018
The three-day event, which concluded Sunday at the Rodeo de Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds, attracted dozens of participants, gay and not gay, from around the U.S., Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, said Brian Helander, spokesman for the New ...  

Freshwater Aquariums


Aquashella Experience Coming To Chicago For Aquarium Lovers

WBBM NewsRadio (blog)WBBM NewsRadio (blog) - Aug 15, 2018
The show is billed as more of a festival and organizers say the convention floor where its being held will be transformed into “an underwater universe.” There will be salt and freshwater aquariums and fish, speakers, vendors, art, coral and aquatic plants.  

Saltwater Aquariums


The best saltwater aquariums you can buy

Business InsiderBusiness Insider - Oct 10, 2017
This being the case, it is no wonder that saltwater aquariums are so popular. What many people do not realize, however, is that cultivating a thriving marine tank is quite a challenge. Not only do you need specific equipment to keep the tank running ...  

Butterfly Watching


Sir David Attenborough says butterfly watching can soothe stress

The TimesThe Times - Jul 19, 2018
Sir David Attenborough has urged members of the public to spend 15 minutes counting butterflies because it is good for their mental health. The veteran wildlife presenter said that spending time with nature offered “precious breathing space away from ...  

Beekeeping


Village Links of Glen Ellyn harvests honey as beekeeping operations continue for 3rd year

Suburban Life PublicationsSuburban Life Publications - Aug 13, 2018
GLEN ELLYN – The duties of Village Links of Glen Ellyn Superintendent Chris Pekarek entail more than just making sure the golf course is in good playing condition. On this particular day, he donned a beekeeper suit to inspect the honey bee hives at the ...  

Bird Watching


Three great bird-watching spots near Evansville — and one far away

Evansville Courier & PressEvansville Courier & Press - Aug 3, 2018
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — With about 10,000 species of birds in the world, it's likely when you're out hiking (or just taking a trip to the grocery store), you'll see a bird you can't quite place. But you can get answers, and there's a whole hobby devoted to it.  

Falconry


Local raptor expert shares the art of falconry: 'It's part of your lifestyle'

Purdue ExponentPurdue Exponent - Jul 27, 2018
Falconry is everywhere but you wouldn't know it unless you were looking for it.” Mary Cutler, an organizer for the event, said “Wednesday in the Wild” has been going on for the last 17 years but this particular event isn't held annually. “Whether we ...  

Parrots


No more emotional support monkeys, parrots or ferrets on Southwest: It's dogs and cats only now

STLtoday.comSTLtoday.com - Aug 14, 2018
Southwest Airlines Co. would limit emotional support animals to only dogs and cats on its flights and will allow one per passenger, the U.S. airline said on Tuesday as it updated its service animal policies. The emotional support animal must remain in ...  

Owls


Temple training camp observations: Owls' running back situation ...

Philly.comPhilly.com - Aug 18, 2018
Temple's football team held its second off-site practice on Saturday, basically a scrimmage at Franklin Field, the final such event before the Sept. 1 opener at ...  

Parakeets


Daily Cute: Cat Snoozing with Her Favorite Parakeets

Care2.comCare2.com - Aug 20, 2018
As if a sleepy cat wasn't cute enough, this one is in a cuddle puddle with colorful parakeet friends. Be healthy. Be loving. Get daily tips for leading a healthy and compassionate life delivered to your inbox. Thanks for subscribing! 0:00. Source: Cat ...  

Macaws


People might have bred tropical macaws in the desert 1000 years ...

Science MagazineScience Magazine - Aug 13, 2018
Scarlet macaws like this one fly through the jungles of tropical Mexico, Central America, and the Amazon. So what are their skeletons doing in archaeological ...  

Pigeons


Fortnite Clay Pigeons Locations

USgamerUSgamer - Aug 16, 2018
The Fortnite Clay Pigeons are part of a Week 3 Challenge, and you're required to find and shoot five of them in total. In this Fortnite Clay Pigeons Locations guide, we'll be detailing the complete list of Fortnite Pigeon locations scattered around the ...  

Conures


Open house Aug. 4 at Siesta Sanctuary

observer-me.comobserver-me.com - Jul 24, 2018
David Sewall posted on Siesta Sanctuary's Facebook page. “If you are interested in birds, especially parrots, this place is a must-see!” The Sanctuary's flock includes African Greys, Amazons, cockatiels and cockatoos, conures, eclectuses, love birds ...  

Koi


'I want to spread positivity, and I'm so glad to hear people in Bellingham enjoyed it'

The Bellingham HeraldThe Bellingham Herald - Aug 15, 2018
Bellingham's great koi mystery has been solved. On Wednesday night, two koi ponds appeared like “magic” on Holly Street — one in front of the Vintage 360 antiques, collectibles and gifts shop, and the other across the street near the Cabin Tavern.  

Guinea Pig


Two Sick, Rescue Guinea Pigs Given Second Chance at Glam Life of Picnics and Movie Nights

PEOPLE.comPEOPLE.com - Aug 10, 2018
The cute black guinea pig now knows that the sound of crinkling plastic (from a package of hay or a sealed bag of veggies) often means “treats.” His mom says he squeaks and starts “popcorning,” a.k.a. jumping for joy, whenever he hears the sound.  

Hamster


'The little s*** has defied eight traps!' Mother buys pet hamster for her children... only for it to escape from its ...

Daily MailDaily Mail - Aug 17, 2018
A mother took to Facebook to share the story of how a rogue pet hamster has destroyed her car and still remains at large after a four-day ordeal. The story of her ordeal has garnered a huge response, raking in over 21 thousand likes, 20 thousand ...  

Ferret


Ferret Category Presents Opportunity to Boost Sales

Pet AgePet Age - Aug 13, 2018
We're talking, of course, about Mustela putorius furo—better known as the ferret. But despite making great pets, these critters often get overlooked by pet stores that choose not to offer them or their products. And that's a big mistake, many experts ...  

Geckos


Geckos Can Regenerate Parts of Their Brain, Which Could Help Us Heal Our Own

FuturismFuturism - Jul 30, 2018
LIZARD BRAINS. We knew that they can regenerate their tails (and spinal cords). But it turns out that geckos can regenerate parts of their brain, too, according to researchers from the University of Guelph. That's cool for geckos, but it could be cool ...  

Monkeys


At Volusia sanctuary, rescued monkeys find a happy home

Daytona Beach News-JournalDaytona Beach News-Journal - Aug 20, 2018
OSTEEN — Monkeys scurry along tree branches and across cage tops to get a closer look at the marshmallows Andrew and Mary Linda Wasko hold out in their hands. It's snack time at Primate Paradise, the only nonprofit roof-free sanctuary in Florida for ...  

Gorillas


One of Europe's oldest gorillas dies in German zoo

Deutsche WelleDeutsche Welle - Aug 21, 2018
A gorilla named Fritz, one of the oldest of his kind living in a European zoo, was euthanized on Monday in southern Germany. Officials at Nuremberg Zoo said the 55-year-old's health had deteriorated steadily over the weekend — to the point where he ...  

Chimpanzees


Living Planet: Protecting chimpanzees in Kenya

Deutsche WelleDeutsche Welle - Aug 16, 2018
Living Planet: Protecting chimpanzees in Kenya. Safer outside their natural habitat: Kenya's Joseph Mayo says releasing chimpanzees to the wildness endangers them. He has been taking of chimpanzees for more than 25 years. Error loading player:.  

Orangutans


Giving Orangutans Back Their Freedom: A Story Of Hope

HuffPost UKHuffPost UK - Aug 13, 2018
With so much depressing news reported globally every day, it can be hard to maintain any feeling of hope for the future of our planet or the species we share it with. But for hundreds of orphaned orangutans, hope is in sight thanks to the Borneo ...  

Baboons


'The baboons and monkeys are back' George Municipality warns residents

RNewsRNews - Aug 14, 2018
As winter sets in and natural food sources for animals become scarcer, reports of baboons and monkeys foraging in residential areas have increased, the George Municipality warned residents and businesses. George Municipality Ward 18 Councillor, Jannie ...  

Mandrills


Audubon Zoo welcomes newborn mandrill to primate habitat

NOLA.comNOLA.com - Aug 3, 2018
Mandrills are also considered a vulnerable species due to deforestation and hunting in the rainforests they inhabit in Nigeria, Southern Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Congo, Audubon stated. The newborn received supplemental feedings from the ...  

Bonobos


AYR, The Womenswear Brand Hatched By Bonobos, Joins Los Angeles' D2C Retail Boom

ForbesForbes - Aug 15, 2018
Initially hatched as a brand within Bonobos, its first collection debuted early 2014. In 2016 — prior to Bonobos' $310 million acquisition by Walmart — AYR spun off from Bonobos, incorporating and taking on a seed as well as a series A. Today, the ...  

Siamangs


Photos: It's HOT! BREC's Liberty Lagoon, BR Zoo's 'Frozen Safari,' more offer solutions to beat heat

The AdvocateThe Advocate - Jul 21, 2018
Otters, siamangs, maned wolves, spider monkeys and dik diks were some of the animals receiving cool treats, and keepers offered several chats to inform visitors about different animals. The red river hog has striking orange to reddish-brown fur, with ...  

Macaques


This is how pampered rhesus macaques in Henan Province spend their summer!

SupChinaSupChina - Aug 10, 2018
This is how pampered rhesus macaques in Henan Province spend their summer! Ashley-Grace VoAugust 10, 20180. Nature reserve staff in Jiyuan combine tomatoes, watermelon, and ice as a cool treat for the monkeys in hot Henan weather.  

Colobus Monkeys


Baby monkey born at Howletts Wild Animal Park

Kent OnlineKent Online - Aug 11, 2018
A baby monkey is already causing mischief at Howletts Wild Animal Park near Canterbury. The gelada - a species similar to the baboon - is venturing out and exploring in the open topped habitat he shares with the black and white colobus monkeys.  

Tamarins


Racine Zoo welcomes baby emperor tamarin

WTMJ-TV (press release) (blog)WTMJ-TV (press release) (blog) - Aug 2, 2018
RACINE -- Just a couple of weeks ago, the Racine Zoo welcomed in a new member of their animal family, a baby emperor tamarin. Mother Isabella and father Marquis are both tamarins from the San Francisco Zoo. They have been breeding in Racine since ...  

Capuchins


For the Capuchins, “under the radar” is a badge of pride

Crux: Covering all things CatholicCrux: Covering all things Catholic - Aug 5, 2018
Today, the Capuchins are enjoying a bit of unexpected vogue in the United States because a couple of their members have reached high places: Cardinal Sean O'Malley in Boston, President of the Vatican's Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors ...  

Lorises


VIDEO: Saving slow lorises using DNA

SciencelineScienceline - Jul 29, 2018
Slow lorises are the most endangered primate in Southeast Asia. Unfortunately, these animals are often captured and sold illegally into the wildlife trade, ending up as pets in far-off lands like Russia or Japan. Mary Blair, a scientist at the American ...  

Tarsiers


Editorial: Tale of two 'sanctuaries'

Sun.StarSun.Star - Aug 12, 2018
Since the nocturnal creatures are often asleep under their makeshift “shelters,” daytime visitors often disregard the visible posted notices requesting silence and resort to crooning or making other sounds and gestures to “awaken” the tarsiers so the ...  

Marmosets


Binghamton Zoo welcomes three Geoffroy's Marmosets

MyTwinTiers.comMyTwinTiers.com - Aug 7, 2018
Three Geoffroy's Marmosets come to Binghamton by way of the Trevor Zoo in Millbrook New York. Clark, Maxine, and Finn were brought here on a breeding recommendation through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Geoffroy's Marmosets Species ...  

Alligators


OCEARCH now tagging, tracking alligators in Georgia

ActionNewsJax.comActionNewsJax.com - Aug 15, 2018
Exciting news! We now have Alligators on our tracker. @GatorCypress & @GatorAudreyLn were tagged and released by @UGAEcology into the @OkeSwampPark in Georgia. Follow their movements https://t.co/ENDqYpVQQJ pic.twitter.com/JCPtZ8U9js.  

Crocodiles


Israel eyes a new menace: Stray crocodiles

Washington PostWashington Post - Aug 9, 2018
In the mid-1990s, amid a boom of optimism that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would soon be solved, a group of crocodiles was brought to the remote settlement of Petzael in the West Bank as tourist attraction. Peace has not yet come to pass, nor has ...  

Caiman


WATCH: Jaguar's underwater wrestling match with a caiman in Brazil

Earth Touch NewsEarth Touch News - Aug 15, 2018
This astonishing footage of a watery tussle between a jaguar and a caiman was captured recently by student Danielle Hunter and her brother Edward. The siblings, along with guide Eduardo Falcao and photographer Eduard Sangster, were cruising down the ...  

Gharial


In pictures: Drone Awards 2018

The TimesThe Times - Jul 26, 2018
Adam Barker, from the United States, won in the wildlife category for his shot of a blacktip sharkADAM BARKER/DRONE AWARDS. Dhritiman Mukherjee captured a gharial, a fish-eating crocodile, helping its babies across a river in northern IndiaDHRITIMAN ...  

Amphibians


Livin' with amphibians — and reptiles
The Courier - Aug 14, 2018

Other creatures living here, like reptiles and amphibians, might not be on your radar, but there's a lot you can learn and appreciate about them. “Salamanders are just so fantastic,” said Meredith Gilbert, communications specialist with the Ohio ...  

Antelopes


Antelopes escape farm in Madison County, search underway

CNYcentral.comCNYcentral.com - Aug 10, 2018
TOWN OF SULLIVAN, N.Y. — Two antelopes escape a farm in Madison County after a gate is left open, according to New York State Police. Troopers say the domesticated animals were last seen leaving a farm on Lakeport Road in the town of Sullivan, that's ...  

Arachnids


We are surrounded by tiny vampires, and it's getting worse
Athens NEWS - Aug 13, 2018

In my case, even a walk down to the mailbox is followed by a usually successful search for the miserable little arachnids. (Yup, they're not bugs; they're more closely related to spiders.) A few years ago, when I spent half the time on my belly in the ...  

Beavers


Freshmen stand out for Beavers in scrimmage

Coos Bay WorldCoos Bay World - Aug 13, 2018
“In camp, the back and forth, you want to see one side doing things and (then) the other side,” Smith said after the Beavers' eighth practice that consisted mostly of live scrimmaging. “But for the most part both sides did some really good things. We ...  

Buffalo


$24 million from state to boost Buffalo waterfront's build-out – The ...

Buffalo NewsBuffalo News - Aug 14, 2018
The Cuomo administration announced three Buffalo waterfront initiatives Tuesday – and will provide $24 million to pay for them. The initiatives will spur ...  

Cheetahs


We need to limit tourist numbers to save cheetahs from becoming an endangered species

QuartzQuartz - Aug 13, 2018
Cheetahs have disappeared from 91% of their historic range. This is hugely problematic as cheetahs are a wide-ranging species. To be viable a cheetah population needs a contiguous, suitable habitat which covers about 4,000–8,000 km2. But few protected ...  

Ocelot


Metal Gear's Snake And Ocelot Provide An Update On The Movie

GameSpotGameSpot - Aug 16, 2018
A movie based on Konami's Metal Gear games has been in development for many years, and Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is currently attached to the project. Last month, Vogt-Roberts revealed that the script for the Metal Gear movie was ...  

Deer


White-tailed deer or just deer?

The Tand D.comThe Tand D.com - Aug 12, 2018
We all know what a white-tailed deer looks like. Quite frankly if you see one in the lower 48 states, what you are looking at is an Odocoileus virginianus or Virginia white-tailed, which was named when “discovered” by the first settlers in Jamestown ...  

Elephants


Daphne Sheldrick -- The woman who changed the fate of elephants ...

CNNCNN - Aug 15, 2018
Known as 'Mama Elephant,' Daphne Sheldrick was the first person in the world to successfully raise newborn elephant orphans, an animal that she saw as ...  

Foxes


Erin foxes put in bad light
southwesternontario.ca - Aug 14, 2018

There are lots of good reasons to keep an eye on your pet cats and to keep them indoors. Cats are frequently killed by cars, are preyed upon by coyotes, and can take a serious toll on local bird populations, but being nervous about foxes doesn't make a ...  

Giraffes


Elephants, Giraffes, and Other Wild Animals Are Slated for These Fairs

PETAPETA - Aug 16, 2018
Experts recommend against transporting fragile giraffes unless essential for their well-being, because it's so physically and psychologically distressing to them—yet they're still forced to travel to some fairs, such as The Great New York State Fair ...  

Hippos


Hippos kill Chinese tourist, local fisherman in Kenya

UPI.comUPI.com - Aug 13, 2018
Hippos kill Chinese tourist, local fisherman in Kenya. By. Ray Downs. (0). A submerged Hippo is seen a the Joburg Zoo in Johannesburg, South Africa on January 11. In Kenya on Saturday, hippo attacks were blamed for the deaths f two people, including a ...  

Insects


'Fire and Insects' presented at Bohart Museum
Daily Democrat - Aug 14, 2018

Kathy Keatley Garvey-CourtesyUSDA forest research entomologist Steve Seybold, a lecturer and researcher with the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, and his doctoral student Corwin Parker peel back bark to reveal beetle larvae and ...  

Kangaroos


Blowes Clothing Cup 2018: Dubbo Kangaroos to take on Orange Emus in two preliminary finals

Daily LiberalDaily Liberal - Aug 16, 2018
And while much of that is true, the Dubbo Kangaroos were forced to have a serious conversation about third grade this season. A lack of numbers had the side battling and the question was asked – should the proud Dubbo club pull the pin and tell Central ...  

Leopards


Bidvest Wits assess Black Leopards target King Ndlovu of Jomo Cosmos

KickOff.comKickOff.com - Aug 16, 2018
"Just money issues. So I don't know, the team decided 'you know what, let's put you on transfer'. Then I said, 'No, it's fine'. You know what's been going on at the club. I heard Jomo talking about Black Leopards but I'm not sure ... And maybe Wits I ...  

Lions


Lions announce Silver Savings at Ford Field

detroitlions.comdetroitlions.com - Aug 14, 2018
DETROIT—The Detroit Lions and hospitality partner Levy have announced new all-day value pricing at Ford Field for Lions gamedays. Silver Savings will feature an expanded DTE Energy Power Hour and all-day fan value concession offerings throughout ...  

Lizards


From Lizards to Snakes, Repticon Brings Fun and Education to the Midlands

WLTX.comWLTX.com - Aug 13, 2018
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - — Midlands residents got a chance to check out some of their favorite reptilian creatures over the weekend at Repticon. "Seeing kids eyes light up and see them smile so wide it's great feeling,” said Klay Menard, Show Coordinator ...  

Meerkats


Amazon stalks meerkats with insurance site plans

The TimesThe Times - Aug 16, 2018
Amazon is poised to get into the British insurance market and has sounded out some of Europe's largest insurers to see if they would contribute to a price comparison website run by the American online retail group. Three industry executives, who ...  

Panthers


Panthers questions? On big impressions, WR cuts, backup QB (and lots about secondary)

Charlotte ObserverCharlotte Observer - Aug 15, 2018
With three games left in the Carolina Panthers' preseason, it's natural to have questions. Like, why is the preseason so long? I can't answer that one, but as far as the team is concerned, I'm here for you! Or at least, I hope to provide a little ...  

Prairie Dogs


Prairie dogs crucial to local ecosystem
Arizona Daily Sun - Aug 14, 2018

Prairie dogs are familiar to many, but understood by few. Considered a "keystone" species in short-grass prairie systems, they support over 170 other species including endangered black-footed ferrets, pronghorn, coyotes, badgers, rabbits and many bird ...  

Raccoons


Raccoons imported for hunting likely led to rabid Pa. beaver
PennLive.com - Aug 13, 2018

That began to change around 1980, when raccoons from the south were imported to Virgina for hunting, according to David Wolfgang, Pennsylvania's state veterinarian. Some of those raccoons had rabies and spread it into the local raccoon population ...  

Reptiles


Still no charges filed against Allegany man who kept reptiles

Olean Times HeraldOlean Times Herald - Aug 14, 2018
Last Thursday, state Department of Environmental Conservation officers executed a search warrant at William K. Engelder's home at 26 E. Union St., and seized 300 reptiles that included three king cobras and other venomous snakes, as well as six Gila ...  

Rhinos


Joel Moon hat-trick helps Leeds Rhinos in their struggle for survival ...

The GuardianThe Guardian - Aug 19, 2018
Leeds Rhinos survive a fightback by London Broncos and continue their improvement under Kevin Sinfield.  

Rodents


Rat Patrol teaches how to get rid of rodents

The Oakland PressThe Oakland Press - Aug 17, 2018
Laura Mikulski of the Ferndale Rat Patrol knows it's a bit strange, but “everybody's gotta have a hobby…” — it just happens that hers is tracking and trapping unwanted rodents. Mikulski is a Ferndale resident who co-founded the city's grassroots Rat ...  

Squirrels


The battle with squirrels

The MountaineerThe Mountaineer - Aug 21, 2018
Most people are neutral about or like squirrels. Why not? They are fun to watch scamper up trees and their fluffy tails are adorable. But others are on the opposite side of the spectrum. I have heard them call squirrels little more than long-tailed ...  

Tigers


Detroit Tigers analysis: The Tigers have terrible plate discipline ...

Bless You Boys (blog)Bless You Boys (blog) - Aug 14, 2018
It is no secret the Detroit Tigers are not a great offensive team. As a club, they are hitting .240/.297/.376. They are one of two MLB teams with an on-base ...  

Turtles


Newly hatched loggerhead turtles make dash for the sea

The Times of IsraelThe Times of Israel - Aug 20, 2018
Dozens of newly-hatched loggerhead turtles emerged from their eggs and were captured on video making a dash for the crashing waves at Nitzanim Beach on Monday. The Israel Nature and Parks Authority said the hope was that in a few more years the ...  

Tortoises


AZ Game and Fish has too many tortoises. Here's how to adopt one.
12news.com KPNX - Aug 11, 2018

The Arizona Game and Fish Department needs you to take a few desert tortoises off its hands. Each year, the department adopts captive tortoises that cannot be released back into the wild because the captive tortoises can transmit diseases that affect ...  

Wild Cats


Alan Rabinowitz, Conservationist of Wild Cats, Dies at 64

New York TimesNew York Times - Aug 8, 2018
Growing up with a severe stutter, Alan Rabinowitz felt damaged and alone. Talking to adults had become so traumatic, he often said, he found solace by retreating to his bedroom closet, where he kept a chameleon, snakes, a turtle and a gerbil. Speaking ...  

Wolves


Given a major opening, Don Levin's Wolves are set to celebrate their 25th minor-league season

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune - Aug 12, 2018
The bottom line: Had the Hawks been run differently, Levin and Meyers would not have bankrolled the Chicago Wolves, the minor-league team in Rosemont that fans without major-league bucks can afford to see. And the Wolves — who cut their first deal to ...  

Zebras


Softball Roundup: Coweta too much for Zebras, 8-5
Claremore Daily Progress - Aug 21, 2018

The Lady Zebras (1-3) had 10 hits but left nine runners on base and had two errors defensively. It all started out well, though. Alexis Williams led the game off with a single to center field and later scored on a single by Maddox Thomas. A Terran ...  

Armadillo


Wild Wednesday: Brazilian Three-Banded Armadillo

CBS Dallas / Fort WorthCBS Dallas / Fort Worth - Aug 15, 2018
Police Share Advice For Kids On Staying Safe At SchoolOfficers talk about the "avoid, deny, defend" safety strategy. Race Is On To Replace Dwaine Caraway On Dallas City CouncilCaraway pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges last week. Witnesses ...  

American Bison


Throlson American Bison Foundation Scholarship now accepting applications
High Plains Journal - Aug 14, 2018

The National Bison Association has announced the 2018 Throlson American Bison Foundation Scholarship amid continued growth in consumer demand for healthy, natural bison meat. The Throlson American Bison Foundation is named after its founder, Dr.  

Manatees


Manatees spotted in Acadiana, signs going up

KLFYKLFY - Aug 10, 2018
LAFAYETTE, La. (Claire Taylor, The Advertiser)- South Louisiana residents may be used to seeing signs warning of alligators and black bears in certain places, The Advertiser reported. But "manatee area" signs popping up along coastal Acadiana waterways ...  

Jackrabbit


Jackrabbit cross country teams picked first, second in preseason poll

Brookings RegisterBrookings Register - Aug 21, 2018
SIOUX FALLS – The Summit League released its cross country preseason polls on Monday afternoon as South Dakota State's men were tabbed as the favorite and the women were picked to finish second. The men tallied 36 points with six of the seven ...  

Porcupine


For a first-time backpacker, the Porkies deliver a wild, memorable trip

Milwaukee Journal SentinelMilwaukee Journal Sentinel - Aug 16, 2018
The Porcupine Mountains might not be actual mountains, but they're still one of the best spots for backpacking in the Upper Midwest. Such a large tract of wilderness — 60,000 acres, including 35,000 acres of old-growth forest — is a treat in the ...  

Chipmunk


Welcome to Ottawa's summer of the chipmunk

Ottawa CitizenOttawa Citizen - Aug 8, 2018
The eastern chipmunk is everywhere this summer, a phenomenon that affects the region of Eastern Ontario, West Quebec and Northeastern U.S. states. One likely reason is that trees are providing extra food. There is a “bumper (chipmunk) crop because of ...  

Bull Frog


Indian bull frog: the Andamans' new colonisers

The HinduThe Hindu - Aug 10, 2018
The Indian bull frog, a recent arrival from the mainland, is steadily occupying the islands' ecosystem and threatening the local economy. Mohit M. Rao reports on the bizarre man-frog conflict brewing in the islands. A narrow road bifurcates the hyper ...  

American Crow


Bird Watch: Sightings in Greater Newburyport and beyond
The Daily News of Newburyport - Aug 18, 2018

Newman Road, Newbury: Eastern Kingbird, Marsh Wren, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Song Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Cedar Waxwing, American Crow, Blue Jay, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Gray Catbird, European Starling, American Goldfinch, Mourning ...  

Waxwing


Bird Watch: Sightings in Greater Newburyport and beyond
The Daily News of Newburyport - Aug 18, 2018

Newman Road, Newbury: Eastern Kingbird, Marsh Wren, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Song Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Cedar Waxwing, American Crow, Blue Jay, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Gray Catbird, European Starling, American Goldfinch, Mourning ...  

Starlings


Female starlings on Prozac are getting rejected and ignored by male birds, study finds

Washington PostWashington Post - Aug 7, 2018
Researchers found that female starlings that had been exposed to small doses of fluoxetine, the generic name for Prozac, became less attractive to male starlings, which sung to them less often and treated them more aggressively. Kathryn Arnold, one of ...  

Finches


Zebra Finches Dream a Little Dream of Melody

SmithsonianSmithsonian - Aug 7, 2018
The finches aren't born belting arias; instead, they learn their songs in adolescence, practicing and tinkering under the supervision of an adult tutor. The tutor will warble patiently for its students, who will then utter their own tentative ...  

Pheasants


Pheasants Forever offers outdoor youth activities
The Courier - Aug 14, 2018

Hancock County Pheasants Forever in partnership with Black Swamp Bucks Unlimited, Hancock Park District and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources/Division of Wildlife will host youth outdoor adventures during a “No Child Left Indoors” event from ...  

Anhinga


Trails and campgrounds reopen following Anhinga Fire in Big Cypress National Preserve

Naples Daily NewsNaples Daily News - Mar 22, 2018
The trails and campgrounds that were closed due to the Anhinga Fire in Big Cypress National Preserve reopened Wednesday for recreational use. Pink Jeep, Gator Head and Bear Island campgrounds are open, as are Bear Island Grade Trail, Perocchi ...  

Spoonbill


North Spoonbill Drive home sells for $2.25 million

YourObserver.comYourObserver.com - Aug 15, 2018
A home on Bird Key tops all transactions in this week's real estate. Michael Seery, trustee, and Susan Seery, of Sarasota, sold the home at 536 N. Spoonbill Drive to Charlie Shrem and Courtney Warner, of Sarasota, for $2.25 million. Built in 1963, it ...  

Woodpecker


Crash closes Woodpecker Road, damages power pole in Chesterfield

wtvr.comwtvr.com - Aug 20, 2018
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Officials said a section of Woodpecker Road in Chesterfield County will be closed for hours after a single-vehicle crash Sunday evening. Chesterfield Fire and EMS spokesperson Lt. Jason Elmore said the wreck happened in ...  

Seahorses


This Colorful New Seahorse Is the Size of a Grain of Rice

National GeographicNational Geographic - Aug 10, 2018
Although the tiny seahorses have been observed by divers for several years, it wasn't until Short and colleagues began to study them that the researchers realized they hadn't been described before, and were unique. The Japan pig is one of about seven ...  

Sea Lions


Targeting sea lions is a shrewd and responsible step for saving salmon runs

The Seattle TimesThe Seattle Times - Aug 12, 2018
Apart from the contentious issue of dam removal, Congress must pass a bill to make it easier to kill some of the sea lions that are gorging on salmon and steelhead listed under the Endangered Species Act.  

Jellyfish


Over 700 jellyfish stings reported on Charleston area beaches over ...

Charleston Post CourierCharleston Post Courier - Aug 13, 2018
The jellyfish invasion showed no signs of letting up over the weekend, as swimmers reported stings at eye-popping rates on Charleston-area beaches.  

Sailfish


GOOD SPORTS: Savannah Quarters Sailfish repeat as swim league champions

Savannah Morning NewsSavannah Morning News - Aug 12, 2018
The Savannah Quarters summer swim team last month capped another winning campaign in the Savannah Coastal Swim League as the Sailfish won their third straight Rising Star title and captured their second consecutive Small Division crown at the City ...  

Parrotfish


The 10 Best Snorkeling Spots in the Florida Keys

Coastal LivingCoastal Living - Aug 16, 2018
Visitors of Islamorada are just a charter boat ride and three watery miles from the historic Alligator Reef Lighthouse, where snorkelers can find hundreds of species of marine animals, including parrotfish, barracuda, rays, and turtles in an average ...  

Halibut


Allen Bushnell, Fish Rap: Rockfish, lings and halibut on the bite
Santa Cruz Sentinel - Aug 9, 2018

Rockfish and lingcod are the most abundant target these days, though plenty of halibut are still being hooked. On the southern end of Monterey Bay, Chris' Fishing Trips continues to post “full limit” reports for rockfish they are catching near Point ...  

Mackerel


Mackerel Policy Could Greatly Affect Other Forage Fish

The Pew Charitable Trusts (blog)The Pew Charitable Trusts (blog) - Aug 13, 2018
Note: This is the last in a three-part series on the plight of Atlantic mackerel, a vital forage fish. Read part one and two. In the first two parts of this series, I explained why the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council should choose the fastest ...  

Toads


Lions, tortoises and toads, oh my!: Meet the 6 animals the Hogle Zoo ...

KSL.comKSL.com - Aug 12, 2018
Scientists and conservationists have since urgently worked to save species around the globe that are in danger of disappearing, but, though there have been ...  

Salamanders


How salamanders can regrow nearly complete tails but lizards can't

Science NewsScience News - Aug 17, 2018
Salamanders and lizards can both regrow their tails, but not to equal perfection. While a regenerated salamander tail closely mimics the original, bone and all, a lizard's replacement is filled with cartilage and lacks nerve cells. That contrast is due ...  

Tree Frog


Scientist discovers new species of frog in Central America: Sylvia's tree frog

The Tico TimesThe Tico Times - Aug 7, 2018
It took 20 years of research, but Andrew Gray, the Curator of Herpetology at the Manchester Museum, finally discovered a new species of frog, theCruziohyla sylviae. The more non-scientific and more pronounceable name of this new species is Sylvia's ...  

Leaf Frog


Biodiversity and the society of superlatives (commentary)

Mongabay.comMongabay.com - Aug 3, 2018
Fringed leaf frog (Cruziohyla craspedopus): anphibians are among the most diverse groups of vertebrates in tropical rain forests. Photo by Esteban Suárez. On the other hand, we take the fact that a given territory is especially rich in biodiversity as ...  

Dart Frog


Family fun: Mermaids at Sea Life Aquarium

Minneapolis Star TribuneMinneapolis Star Tribune - Jul 26, 2018
While there, check out other exhibits such as “Mysteries of the Rainforest,” home to the colorful poison dart frog and red-bellied piranha, and “Seahorse Kingdom,” home of the playful creatures that are a member of the Syngathiadae family. (10:30 a.m ...  

Coral Snake


Snakes in the grass: It's prime snake bite season, rescuers remind

Sun SentinelSun Sentinel - Jul 19, 2018
There are about 50 species in the state but the most dangerous include the eastern diamondback rattlesnake, timber rattlesnake, dusky pygmy rattlesnake, eastern coral snake, Florida cottonmouth or water moccasin, and southern copperhead snakes.  

Rattlesnakes


Illinois' imperiled eastern massasauga rattlesnakes retain genetic diversity

Science DailyScience Daily - Aug 14, 2018
Habitat loss, habitat fragmentation and the loss of genetic diversity are the three main factors driving the extinction of many wild species, and the few eastern massasauga rattlesnakes remaining in Illinois have certainly suffered two of the three. A ...  

Boomslang


Ssssmile! Man risks his life to take a selfie reflected in the eye of a deadly boomslang snake in South Africa

Daily MailDaily Mail - Jul 24, 2018
Gerhard van der Westhuizen, 26, from Cape Town, South Africa, is a nature guide who also lives in the bush; He is highly experienced at handling various species of snakes, often using only his bare hands to move them; A boomslang's venom destroys red ...  

Pitviper


Talamancan Palm-Pitviper: Cryptic New Species of Venomous Snake Identified in Costa Rica

Sci-News.comSci-News.com - Jul 19, 2016
The new species is a small to medium sized pitviper, measuring 24 inches (61 cm) on average. It inhabits a limited area in the north of the Talamancan Cordillera, Costa Rica. “The newly discovered Talamancan palm-pitviper is a striking green-and-black ...  

Sea Snake


Deadly sea snake found on family beach

Queensland TimesQueensland Times - Jul 25, 2018
MARINE scientist Michael Savige spotted this huge slithery creature on a Bribie Island beach this morning. The 1.2 metre snake was seen just before noon as it slithered along the shore at Ocean Beach just north of the 4WD access track. Mr Savige, who ...  

Rat Snake


Art Lander's Outdoors: The Black Rat Snake, common across Kentucky, helps control rodents

User-generated content (press release)User-generated content (press release) - Jul 20, 2018
The Black Rat Snake, genus Elaphe, species obsoleta, but also referred to by some taxonomists as Pantherophis alleghaniensis, is one of Kentucky's largest snakes. An article posted on the Live Science website explained the scientific name differences.  

King Cobra


Officers seize 3 king cobras, other reptiles from WNY home

Niagara GazetteNiagara Gazette - Aug 10, 2018
ALLEGANY — Authorities say state wildlife officers have seized three king cobras and other venomous reptiles from a western New York home. The Department of Environmental Conservation officers obtained a warrant Thursday morning to search a home in ...  

Corn Snake


Could this be your missing corn snake?

ITV NewsITV News - Jul 24, 2018
An albino corn snake, which has been described as "very large", has been rescued by the GSPCA. An Animal Collection Officer was dispatched to an area near the Guernsey Dairy on Friday where the five foot long reptile was found hiding behind some ...  

Black Mamba


Wife scared husband will die if he keeps taking Black Mamba

Worcester NewsWorcester News - Aug 7, 2018
A WIFE is scared that her husband will die if he continues to take the drug Black Mamba. 68 comments. Michelle Littlewood, of White Ladies Close, Worcester, said her partner, Mike, goes missing for days on end to get high on the drug. Mr Littlewood ...  

Kingsnake


Wild Wednesday: Gray-Banded Kingsnake

CBS DFWCBS DFW - May 16, 2018
Postcard From Camp: Pee Wee Football Team Visits Cowboys CampThe pee wee Blue Bears football team made their way on a 2 hour trip to come see the Cowboys at camp. Warm, Humid Start To ThursdayIt's going to be a very hot day! Following The ...  

Python Snake


Police warn residents of python on the loose in Camden

Press HeraldPress Herald - Aug 7, 2018
The ball python snake, also known as the royal python, is a nonvenomous constrictor snake. It is the smallest of the African pythons and is popular in the pet trade due to its small size and docile temperament. Its name comes from the snake curling ...  

Boa Constrictor


Massachusetts Man Finds Boa Constrictor Under Car Hood

Inside EditionInside Edition - Aug 14, 2018
A Massachusetts man got quite the surprise when he opened his car hood Saturday and discovered a boa constrictor curled up in the engine. "It pretty much scared me to death," Joe Reed told WCVB. Reed called for help and was assisted by multiple ...  

Gopher Snake


Slithering around Southbridge

SW News MediaSW News Media - Aug 9, 2018
Residents on the east side of Shakopee have been reporting sightings of bullsnakes — also known as the gopher snake — everywhere from the dog park to their backyards to hiding under cars in the garage. Four Paws Animal Control owner Scott Hutnik said ...  

Indigo Snake


Indigo snake nursed back to life after snake fungal disease

Brunswick NewsBrunswick News - Jul 22, 2018
A sick indigo snake received a helping hand in recovering from snake fungal disease thanks to the efforts of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), University of Georgia staff, the Jekyll Island Authority Georgia Sea Turtle Center and ...  

Garter Snake


Wildlife photos: A rare view of a tri-colored heron

Virginian-PilotVirginian-Pilot - Aug 14, 2018
The consensus on Facebook among knowledgeable snake lovers was that it was a variant of a common garter snake. The pattern was right, just not the colors. Bill Mannshcreck in Kings Grant sent a cute photo of a box turtle steadying itself on a fence ...  

Water Snake


How to snake-proof your yard

Mother Nature NetworkMother Nature Network - Aug 16, 2018
On the East Coast, we have several different species … a northern water snake, a plain-bellied water snake and brown water snakes, to name a few. They are very common." These wet habitats also create environments for the venomous moccasin, also ...  

Blue Whale


Was a Giant Blue Whale Spotted Near Jennette's Pier?

Snopes.comSnopes.com - Aug 20, 2018
The blue whale is the largest animal on earth and can truly grow to be in excess of 100 feet in length. These marvelous creatures have been spotted off the coast of North Carolina, but the viral image seen here is actually a composite created by Alex ...  

Humpback Whale


Watch This Paddleboarder Accidentally Crash Right Into a Humpback Whale

ThrillistThrillist - Aug 9, 2018
Whales: Are they giant sea monsters, giant mammals, or giant sentient bath toys? Maybe all three? Who's to say? The point is, they are real and large and running into one unexpectedly in the wild is unnerving. If you doubt this, check out a new video ...  

Killer Whale


Scientists Are Trying Desperately to Save a Starving Orca. Will Their Efforts Pay Off?

Live ScienceLive Science - Aug 15, 2018
A specialized response team in northwest Washington made a valiant attempt last weekend to save a starving young killer whale (Orcinus orca) named Scarlet, or J50. On Sunday (Aug. 12), fishers with the Lummi Nation, a Native American tribe in the state ...  

Beaked Whale


'Very unusual' number of stranded Cuvier's beaked whales found

Irish TimesIrish Times - Aug 8, 2018
'Very unusual' number of stranded Cuvier's beaked whales found. Irish Whale and Dolphin Group expresses concern over discoveries in recent days. Wed, Aug 8, 2018, 17:52 Updated: Wed, Aug 8, 2018, 17:53. A stranded Cuvier's beaked whale on Gola ...  

Right Whale


It's Tough Being a Right Whale These Days

The AtlanticThe Atlantic - Jul 30, 2018
They take their name from having been the “right” whale to hunt, because of the value of their blubber and baleen, and as such, they'd already been driven to rarity by the time of the American Revolution. Yet they do not die easy. The intentional ...  

Minke Whale


Watch: A minke whale put on a show for a Marshfield lobsterman

Boston.comBoston.com - Aug 13, 2018
A minke whale put on quite the show — including a leaping belly flop — for a Marshfield fisherman out at work on Saturday, Quincy's Patriot Ledger reports. According to the newspaper, Patrick Hurley was bringing in his daily catch when the whale ...  

Sperm Whale


Bowhead Whale


Eye of the Beholder

SRQ MagazineSRQ Magazine - Aug 1, 2018
Twice a year, these native hunters take to the frigid Arctic waters in boats of wood and seal hide, armed but with harpoons against that titan of the deep, the Bowhead whale. A time-honored tradition, the entire community will greet them at these ...  

Grey Whale


Risky rescues disentangle the ocean's giants from fishing gear
Vancouver Sun - Aug 17, 2018

In another case, a humpback disentangled near Puerto Vallarta in Mexico carried commercial crab gear from B.C.'s north coast, evidence of the vast migrations undertaken by the whales. One grey whale in B.C. carried floats from Asia. About 35 to 40 per ...  

Beluga Whale


Beluga backlash: Inuk father faces critics after sharing photo of ...
TheSpec.com - Aug 12, 2018

An Inuk father who posted a photo on Twitter expressing pride in his son's first beluga whale harvest says he's received a lot of online backlash from people who ...  

Whale Shark


Tracking tools identify regional hubs of whale shark activity

Mongabay.comMongabay.com - Aug 16, 2018
Given the country's proximity to both other whale shark populations and major fisheries, researchers tracked the movements of sharks with near-real-time satellite tags to better understand their movements around the Philippines archipelago.  

Great White Shark


WATCH: Great White Shark Surprises Young Fisherman by Stealing His Catch Right Off the Line

PEOPLE.comPEOPLE.com - Aug 16, 2018
There's no such thing as a free lunch … unless you're the great white shark in this video. This clip captured by Tabatha Eldridge and posted to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy Facebook page already has more than 67,000 views. The surprising ...  

Tiger Shark


Sand tiger shark released at Beach Haven

Asbury Park PressAsbury Park Press - Aug 15, 2018
BEACH HAVEN - Four fishermen were applauded on social media this week for quickly releasing a sand tiger shark back to the surf. In a video the group posted, which can be seen above, the shark was released in under a minute. The fishermen had to walk ...  

Gray Seal


Buildings and pavement raise temps in LA urban jungle

The Hub-LA (blog)The Hub-LA (blog) - Aug 15, 2018
More recently, Los Angeles instigated a “Cool Streets” pilot project to coat 14 city blocks of black asphalt streets with a reflective light gray seal to alleviate summertime heat. According to Greg Spotts of the Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services ...  

Fur Seal


Fur seal at Wellington East enrages River Murray users

The Murray Valley StandardThe Murray Valley Standard - Aug 7, 2018
A fur seal has been spotted up the River Murray again, this time inspecting shacks at Wellington East. The Coorong council posted a photo of the usually marine mammal on its Facebook page on Monday, and attracted responses ranging from adoration to ...  

Harbor Seal


Blank Park Zoo Announces Birth of Harbor Seal

whotv.comwhotv.com - Aug 16, 2018
DES MOINES, Iowa — A new addition is flipping its fins at the Blank Park Zoo. A harbor seal pup was born on August 4th. Zookeepers say he is a ball of energy and very spunky. They will soon begin the process of introducing him to his outdoor habitat.  

Elephant Seal


Elephant seals aren't affected by 'Red Tide' — but for sea lions, it's a different story

The San Luis Obispo TribuneThe San Luis Obispo Tribune - Aug 7, 2018
Summer brings lots of tourists to the elephant seal viewpoint at Piedras Blancas. With Highway 1 now open, the elephant seals are ready to impress the public. Some of them are senior seals. Bulls, some mature and some younger, with the flopping nose ...  

Polar Bear


Human-polar bear conflict is on the rise

CNNCNN - Aug 3, 2018
Gert Polet is a member of WWF's Arctic Programme and heads WWF-Netherlands work on global wildlife and habitat. Femke Hilderink is a member of WWF's Arctic Programme and an adviser on nature conservation for WWF-Netherlands. The views ...  

Brown Bear


Brown bear comes within feet of a group of photographers in Alaska

Daily MailDaily Mail - Aug 20, 2018
Share or comment on this article: Brown bear comes within feet of a group of photographers in Alaska. e-mail. 185. shares. What an incredible sight, in a stunning landscape.... by Pat64 59. Most watched News videos. Shocking moment house in India ...  

Black Bear


Black bear relocated after being spotted near UCA campus

THV11.com KTHVTHV11.com KTHV - Aug 16, 2018
A black bear who reported early to classes at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway had to be safely relocated to the Winona Wildlife Management Area. The Conway Police Department reported on their Facebook page that the bear was walking ...  

Panda Bear


Charles Town: Dr. Feelgood a killer “Panda Bear

theracingbiz.comtheracingbiz.com - Aug 3, 2018
“He's a huge horse, but he wasn't quite mature enough mentally to make the races last year. He's also the friendliest horse in the barn. He seems a lot calmer than most of the Fiber Sondes, and his nickname around the barn is 'Panda Bear' because he's ...  

Koala Bear


Flights: Koala travels with a whole row of plane seats to itself

Express.co.ukExpress.co.uk - Aug 15, 2018
A koala bear who was moving zoos may have saved money by travelling on low-cost airline Eurowings but he certainly benefited from the VIP treatment when he nabbed an entire row of seats to himself. The 19-month-old Queensland koala, named Tanami, ...  

Grizzly Bear


Province to limit vehicle access for grizzly bear recovery

Squamish ChiefSquamish Chief - Aug 12, 2018
Government officials have agreed to restrict public access to key Sea to Sky grizzly bear habitat, recognizing that it is vital to recovering the species in the region. The closures will take place in the Upper Lillooet River and Brikenhead areas ...  

Chinchillas


Golden Arrow says Chinchillas remains on track as it unveils Puna joint venture's second quarter results

Proactive Investors UKProactive Investors UK - Aug 17, 2018
The second quarter saw increased activities in both pre-stripping and construction with the recruitment of new mine personnel and mobilization of contractors at both Pirquitas and Chinchillas. The project remains on budget and on schedule to support ...  

Otters


Wild otters causing grief for some Missouri anglers and boaters as populations rebound

STLtoday.comSTLtoday.com - Aug 19, 2018
Lilley recently used a waterproof camera to record otters devouring rainbow trout that were on a stringer hanging from his dock. Customers can use a wire basket to hold their trout, but otters have been known to figure out how to open the top and grab ...  

Camels


Comfortable Camels

Gillette News RecordGillette News Record - Aug 19, 2018
There was a prevailing notion from the Camel football players and coaches Friday at the annual soap scrimmage. This Campbell County High School team and these coaches are more comfortable than they were a season ago at this point. kAm“~3G:@FD=J[ ...  

Dromedaries


News Scan for Aug 14, 2018
CIDRAP - Aug 14, 2018

Among primary cases, 54.9% had contact with dromedaries, while only 1.1 % of secondary or unclassified cases reported camel contact. Primary cases described both direct and indirect contact with camels: 164 (47.1%) reported physical contact with the ...  

Gazelles


Gazelles Open New Era Today

Yankton Daily PressYankton Daily Press - Aug 21, 2018
Yankton's Jessica Reinhardt attacks against the defense of Pierre's Maddy Hyde, 13, during their Eastern South Dakota Conference volleyball match in the 2017 season. Reinhardt and the Gazelles open the 2018 season at Watertown today (Tuesday).  

Goats


Goats, sheep maintain land in some Philly suburbs. Yes, you herd that correctly.

Philly.comPhilly.com - Aug 13, 2018
And it's one that in the last few years has become increasingly popular in suburban municipalities — putting sheep, goats and other grazing livestock to work eliminating invasive plants and other vegetation from properties that are difficult ...  

Pigs


Drones to help trap feral pigs as part of FAA experiment

USA TODAYUSA TODAY - Aug 15, 2018
Drones will help trap wild pigs under an FAA program examining broader use of commercial unmanned aircraft. Drones are doing everything from delivering ...  

Muntjac


Wildlife Column: Watching out for the Roe Deer...

Sheffield TelegraphSheffield Telegraph - Jul 30, 2018
This is indeed the species most likely to be seen in and around the Humber Estuary and the great wetlands of the Humberhead Levels. Roe deer has been increasing in numbers over recent decades but then so too has its alien cousin, the diminutive muntjac.  

Lemurs


Enigmatic African fossils rewrite story of when lemurs got to Madagascar

Science DailyScience Daily - Aug 21, 2018
Now, it's helping researchers rethink the early evolution of lemurs, distant primate cousins of humans that today are only found on the island of Madagascar, some 250 miles off the eastern coast of Africa. The findings could rewrite the story of just ...  

Anteaters


UCSB Women's Soccer Places 6th in Big West Preseason Poll
Noozhawk - Aug 10, 2018

The Anteaters received three first-place votes in preseason balloting among the league's nine head coaches, grabbing the top spot with 70 points. Long Beach State garnered 68 points and two first-place nods while Cal State Fullerton collected 65 points ...  

Tapirs


Camera trap videos help protect biodiversity of Bigal River Biological Reserve in Ecuador

Mongabay.comMongabay.com - Aug 9, 2018
“Big mammals regularly appearing on the cameras include jaguars, pumas, lowland tapirs, spectacled bears, peccaries (white lipped and collared), giant anteaters, bush dogs, giant armadillo, tamandua, ocelot, margay, jaguarundi, deers, racoons, coaties, ...  

Okapi


Man shaves wife's head with okapi

Bulawayo24 News (press release) (blog)Bulawayo24 News (press release) (blog) - Jul 19, 2018
A MAN from Bulawayo has been arrested for beating up his wife and shaving her hair with an okapi knife after she followed him to a sports bet shop to stop him from "wasting money." Nkosilathi Ndlovu (37) of Nkulumane suburb allegedly peeled off part of ...  

Servals


Hybrid Cats: Ferals or Pets?

Jakarta GlobeJakarta Globe - Aug 13, 2018
"I read that Servals [African wild cats] can be domesticated to become house pets. I told my husband it would be cool if we have a mini cheetah as a pet," she said. In three years, Mikaila has expanded her collection of wild and hybrid cats to seven ...  

Vultures


'Nature's Morticians,' Turkey Vultures Increasingly Common on Cape Cod

WCAIWCAI - Aug 8, 2018
Turkey Vultures, though eagle-sized and conspicuous when flying around, are shockingly secretive about where they nest. All of the nest records I know of on the Cape have been in old barns and other abandoned buildings, including the basement of an old ...  

Penguin


Paternity Tests at the Penguin House

New York TimesNew York Times - Aug 16, 2018
Roto and Copper, two Gentoo penguins at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Utah, cared for three children together, taking turns feeding them. They're a ...  

Pelicans


Top 10 Pelicans Home Games of 2018-19: No. 6 vs. Thunder

Pelicans.comPelicans.com - Aug 20, 2018
The national TV networks that cover the NBA agree: New Orleans vs. Oklahoma City is a matchup worth watching. Both of the Thunder's visits to the Pelicans' home floor will be carried across the entire country, with ESPN and TNT splitting the two games.  

Flamingos


UK Heat Wave Triggers Rare Flamingos to Lay Eggs for the First Time in 15 Years

SmithsonianSmithsonian - Aug 13, 2018
Emphasizing just how high temperatures have climbed, a nature reserve in Gloucestershire, England announced last week that a hot spell prompted its rare Andean flamingos to lay eggs for the first time in 15 years, as Yonette Joseph of The New York ...  

Bearded Dragon


The care and feeding of a bearded dragon — plus, some weird looking yellow things

The Pasadena Star-NewsThe Pasadena Star-News - Aug 6, 2018
From reading books and searching the internet, we learned about a bearded dragon's specialized diet. Going to the store to pick up her favorite foods has become a weekly family get-together. She likes kale, collard greens, radicchio, spring mix ...  

Sharks


Brooklyn Shark Scientist Goes to Bat for Sharks

Wall Street JournalWall Street Journal - Aug 14, 2018
She especially dislikes seeing news reports about sharks being yanked from the water, which lifeguards and do-gooders have been doing this summer along New York's shoreline—a frenzied response to two possible shark attacks in July that temporarily ...  

Dolphins


Source: Dolphins' Parker suffers broken finger

ESPNESPN - Aug 14, 2018
DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins could be without DeVante Parker for some time after the receiver suffered a broken middle finger on his right hand in Sunday's practice, a source confirmed to ESPN. Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Parker is "week to week ...  

Ringworms


Ringworm not really a worm but a fungus contagious to pets and humans

Miami HeraldMiami Herald - May 18, 2018
Q: My American bulldog Tully has small pink and hairless circles on his belly. His vet says they're ringworms. I've been told it's very catching and that he needs to stay away from everyone. My friends say I just need to give him deworming medication ...  

Unicorns


Here Are The UK Companies That Will Be Unicorns In 2019

ForbesForbes - Aug 13, 2018
Unicorn status (a billion dollar valuation) is the north-star for a lot of startups for different reasons but it is not easy. There are 258 unicorns at the moment, but the club is getting less and less exclusive. The majority reside in the US and China ...  

Wolf Spider


Could this tiny spider be helping the Arctic stay cool?

Science MagazineScience Magazine - Jul 23, 2018
The 1.25-centimeter-long wolf spider may be having an outsize effect on the Arctic climate. When temperatures rise, the aggressive, ambushing arachnids switch up their diets, eating each other instead of an insect that keeps a greenhouse gas–belching ...  

Widow Spider


Black Widow Spiders Bring Their Venom to Canada As Planet Warms

Live ScienceLive Science - Aug 13, 2018
Venomous black widow spiders now range farther north than scientists expected, into an area including the most-inhabited parts of Canada. And there's good reason to suggest that warming temperatures are driving the fatal biters north. That's one ...  

Butterflies


Patients benefiting from butterflies event

Midland Daily NewsMidland Daily News - Aug 20, 2018
More than 200 colorful butterflies gently glided through the air on a recent summer afternoon at various parks throughout the region due to support received for Butterflies in the Park. Hosted by MidMichigan Home Care, under the auspices of the ...  

Cows


Truck with cow carcasses in MP: BJP politicking over cows, says Congress

The Indian ExpressThe Indian Express - Aug 18, 2018
After the recovery of a truck carrying carcasses of 41 cows near Indore on Saturday and deaths of hundreds of cows across the state in recent weeks, the Congress has accused the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh of paying lip service to the cow and ...  

Doves


Peaceful doves move in at Campbelltown

Ballarat CourierBallarat Courier - Aug 16, 2018
A group of five peaceful doves spotted at Campbelltown is notable because, as far as the Ballarat district is concerned, this species is known only from a small population around Clunes. There are no previous reports from Campbelltown. A few reports at ...  

Fleas


Rosemont neighbors didn't get mail for two weeks. The reason? Post office blamed fleas

Sacramento BeeSacramento Bee - Aug 7, 2018
Byrd and nearly 50 neighbors along three blocks of Thornhill Drive near Kiefer Boulevard weren't getting mail deliveries at their doorsteps, the letter said, because their yards have fleas. Neighbors were told they would have to pick up their mail at ...  

Dragonflies


Dragonflies are more active this summer. Blame it on the rain.

Washington PostWashington Post - Aug 13, 2018
Have you noticed a lot of dragonflies skimming over ponds, creeks, yards and even parking lots? They seem to be more active than usual this summer, and weather is playing a role in their behavior. We were first notified about the abundant bugs back on ...  

Grasshoppers


Hoppers fall to Drive again, losing skid continues

Greensboro News & RecordGreensboro News & Record - Aug 17, 2018
How the game was won: The Greenville Drive had a huge sixth inning to extend its lead and hang on for the 4-2 win over the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Thursday night. Notable: The Hoppers totaled three errors on their way to their eighth straight loss.  

Centipedes


Maybe You Were Thinking About Eating Raw Centipedes. Don't.

New York TimesNew York Times - Jul 30, 2018
Scientists in China now have hard evidence that eating raw centipedes is a really bad idea. That might go without saying in most parts of the world. But centipedes are an established remedy in traditional medicine in China. As an ancient nostrum for ...  

Millipedes


Man charged with smuggling scorpions, millipedes though the mail

NJ.comNJ.com - Aug 16, 2018
Postal employees in Middlesex County knew something was wrong when they spotted millipedes and scorpions crawling around a mail truck and inside a post office three summers ago. The critters were the work of Wlodzimie Lapkiewicz, a Metuchen man ...  

Iguana


Iguana on the loose, escaped from Milwaukee apartment 2 months ...

Milwaukee Journal SentinelMilwaukee Journal Sentinel - Aug 11, 2018
Anyone walking around Milwaukee's east side should keep their eyes out for a 5-foot long iguana. His name is Nail, and he escaped from Zach Hauser's ...  

Dinosaurs


Diverse symbionts of reef corals have endured since 'age of dinosaurs'

Astrobiology MagazineAstrobiology Magazine - Aug 12, 2018
Corals, like the branching Acropora featured here, are animals that construct massive reef frameworks and are the basis of coral reef ecosystems. These corals ...  

Brontosaurus


Brontosaurus Relatives Unearthed in East Asia for the First Time

Inside Science News ServiceInside Science News Service - Jul 24, 2018
(Inside Science) -- The largest, heaviest animals to ever walk on Earth were the long-necked, long-tailed vegetarian dinosaurs known as the sauropods, and the most emblematic sauropods were likely the diplodocoids, which included some of the longest ...  

Tyrannosaurus Rex


99-million-year old beetle, which lived with Tyrannosaurus Rex ...

Fox NewsFox News - Aug 17, 2018
The remains of a 99-million-year old beetle have been discovered, perfectly preserved in amber, fossilized resin that originates from the bark of a tree.  

T Rex


T-REX Founder explains “fintech” and why it's key to wise investment decisions
Windpower Engineering (press release) - Aug 13, 2018

In this WindTalk podcast, we discuss “fintech” with Benjamin Cohen, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of T-REX, an enterprise software solutions provider for the complex world of financing. Fintech means financial technology, such as the digital ...  

Archaeopteryx


The feathered revolution: How dinosaurs became birds

CosmosCosmos - Aug 13, 2018
Just two years later in Bavaria, the Jurassic-aged limestone deposits yielded a near-perfect fossil of Archaeopteryx. It had blade-like serrated teeth and many other features across the skeleton and skull that showed it was a carnivorous dinosaur. But ...  

Brachiosaurus


Jurassic World 2 Brachiosaurus Death Scene Was (Oddly) Inspired ...

Screen RantScreen Rant - Aug 10, 2018
The Brachiosaurus death scene in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom tragically nodded back to Steven Spielberg's original entry in the Jurassic franchise, but it ...  

Triceratops


If You Ask Me: Summer Sludge, or Please Don't Pet the Triceratops

The New Yorker (satire)The New Yorker (satire) - Jul 23, 2018
For many years, Libby Gelman-Waxner, an assistant buyer in juniors' activewear, moonlighted for Premiere magazine and Entertainment Weekly as the world's most beloved and irresponsible movie critic. Now she's been coaxed out of retirement to make her ...  

Ichthyosaur


Stories of Old Nevada: The Berlin Ichthyosaur State Park

Elko Daily Free PressElko Daily Free Press - Aug 1, 2018
The park has a panel made of concrete that displays a full size representation of what an ichthyosaur looked like when alive. The animal shown was 55 feet long. There is also a smaller representation of an ichthyosaur on display at the Nevada State ...  

Corythosaurus


'Jurassic World: Evolution' Confirmed Dinosaurs List: Chungkingosaurus, Corythosaurus and More
Newsweek - May 8, 2018

A new gameplay video for Jurassic World: Evolution has just been released by IGN, showing off some new features. In the video, we see what a modern version of Zoo Tycoon looks like. You build facilities to research your dinosaurs, power stations to ...  

Protoceratops


Vicious Velociraptor : tales of a turkey-sized dinosaur

The Natural History MuseumThe Natural History Museum - Aug 8, 2018
A famous fossil of Velociraptor shows it locked in combat with Protoceratops. David says, 'This is a very interesting specimen because it gives us a snapshot of dinosaur behaviour - something we very rarely have.' It is the most dramatic evidence that ...  

 
 
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