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Cat Breeding

Cats are an extreme outlier among domestic animals

Ars TechnicaArs Technica - Jun 19, 2017
Blotched tabbies don't exist in the wild, and the rise of this color pattern marks an important turning point in cat domestication. For the first time in our long history of cat companionship, humans took charge of cat breeding. At that moment, cats ...  

Cat Names

Clever cat names to help homeless moggies

Marlborough ExpressMarlborough Express - Jun 6, 2017
Clever cat names to help homeless moggies. PAULA HULBURT. Last updated 14:14, June 6 2017. Cats at SPCA Marlborough have been given creative names to help them find new homes,. RICKY WILSON/FAIRFAX NZ. Cats at SPCA Marlborough have ...  

Siamese Cat

Cat hater shot Siamese in his garden

The Times (subscription)The Times (subscription) - Jun 20, 2017
Rarely though is the shooter an inebriated pensioner taking pot-shots at his neighbour's cat to stop it menacing the birds in a metropolitan garden. That is exactly what happened in Cambridge, when Christopher Boswell, 73, shot a Siamese cat with his ...  

Persian Cat

Pets of the week: A terrier mix, a Persian cat and a rabbit

STLtoday.comSTLtoday.com - Jun 16, 2017
Bullet is a good-looking 1-year-old black and white rat terrier mix with a fun-loving personality and attractive coat. Bullet is looking for an active family that will spend time playing with him outside and taking him for long walks to explore his new ...  

Bengal Cat

Bengal Cat And Otter Are Besties

The InterrobangThe Interrobang - May 26, 2017
... Listings · -Through the Lens in NYC · -Weekly Reports From the NY Comedy Scene · Podcasts · -Gail Meets Girls · -Unmasked Podcast · -Comedy 101 Podcast · -Big Brother HK · Best of Comedy 2016 · Home / IB Wire / Bengal Cat And Otter Are Besties ...  

British Shorthair

Incredible moment a family is reunited with Sylvie the missing cat EIGHT years after she was taken in by an old lady ...

Daily MailDaily Mail - Jun 4, 2017
He explained to 3AW the British shorthair had been living with an elderly lady since she went missing in 2009, and it wasn't until the woman was moved to a nursing home that anyone had notified authorities about the cat being found. 'Apparently she was ...  

Himalayan Cat

DAILY BLOTTER: June 17, 2017
Herald-Whig - Jun 19, 2017

17-13857 Theft Kristopher Mangold of Center MO reports that Jennifer Aarup of Godfrey, IL stole took his Flame Point Himalayan cat from 300 Cedar in July of 2016. 17-16854 Arrest Brandon Aycock, 28, for FTA DWLS at 401 Elm on 6-16-17.. Cash bond at ...  

Horse Breeding

The new silk route, for horses, from Rotterdam to Shanghai
Xinhua - Jun 24, 2017

In cooperation with the city of Rotterdam, the horse breeding organization KWPN and more. We want to cooperate with China and we can teach the Chinese about saddles, nutrition, stabling, competition surfaces and horse care." "We also want to start a ...  

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding may help stroke recovery

CBS NewsCBS News - Jun 15, 2017
Researchers found that two unconventional therapies -- horseback riding and music-and-rhythm therapy -- seemed to help many of these patients. Lackland also pointed to the bigger picture: The study showed that improvements can be made long after a ...  

Horse Training

Horse training clinic returning to John Day
Blue Mountain Eagle - May 30, 2017

Joe Wolter works with a horse during last year's training clinic. This year's clinic is planned June 2-5 at the Grant County Fairgrounds in John Day. Buy this photo. Horse trainer and competitor Joe Wolter will conduct a colt-starting, cow work and ...  


Around the Town: Cowboy up! Rodeo returns to Flagstaff

Arizona Daily SunArizona Daily Sun - Jun 20, 2017
It's rodeo week in Flagstaff. The Flagstaff Pro Rodeo kicks off tonight at 5 p.m. with barrel racing and continues with events through Saturday. The rodeo will run June 21-24 at Fort Tuthill County Park. Gates open Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 5 p ...  

Freshwater Aquariums

DD teams up with German aquatic distributor
Practical Fishkeeping - Jun 2, 2017

Founded in 2001, D-D is a respected and well known supplier of specialist equipment for saltwater and freshwater aquariums to both the UK and global Markets. David Saxby, Managing Director of D-D said, “Our investment will support the strong market ...  

Saltwater Aquariums

Are you coming to the 2017 All-Star Game at Marlins Park? Stay at the Beacon South Beach Hotel
PRUnderground (press release) - Jun 19, 2017

The ballpark's massive retractable roof is a feat of energy-efficient engineering. Visitors can admire displays of world-class art and marvel at the saltwater aquariums behind home plate. As you root for your favorites in the game, enjoy craft beer and ...  

Butterfly Watching


Il Secolo XIXIl Secolo XIX - Jun 13, 2017
Imperia - Dal Santuario dei Cetacei al Parco delle Alpi Liguri. Cambia lo scenario ma non la possibilità di immergersi in un ambiente naturale di rara bellezza e ...  


Bee-List Celebrity: New Zealand beekeeping blogger finds himself in demand on US tour

Kingsport Times NewsKingsport Times News - Jun 22, 2017
ROGERSVILLE — When New Zealand beekeeper/blogger Trevor Gillbanks posted his U.S. trip itinerary online last month, he discovered he's an in-demand 'Bee-List Celebrity' in this country, with requests for personal appearances coming in from coast to ...  

Bird Watching

Bird watching big at lake

Warren Tribune ChronicleWarren Tribune Chronicle - Jun 20, 2017
Tribune Chronicle/ Bob Coupland Larry Richardson, a professional bird guide with Sabrewing Nature Tours, posts the names of the variety of birds that were seen during a walking tour this past weekend at Mosquito Lake State Park as part of the three-day ...  


Bentley Bentayga Falconry edition is as local as it gets

DriveArabia.com News & Views (blog)DriveArabia.com News & Views (blog) - May 29, 2017
As per their own words, Bentley has created the “ultimate accessory for the falconry enthusiast”, with the new Bentayga Falconry by Mulliner. Mulliner is Bentley's individual customisation division, and the Bentayga Falconry features a bespoke ...  


Eagles rattle Parrots

Gippsland TimesGippsland Times - Jun 19, 2017
The Parrots got within a goal heading into time-on, but goals from Bedggood and, after the siren, Sheen, gave the Eagles a 19-point advantage at the main break. The Eagles appeared to take control when they kicked the first three goals of the third ...  


Owls visit PNE in opener

Yorkshire PostYorkshire Post - Jun 21, 2017
The Owls go to Brentford on December 30 and host Burton on New Year's Day. Wednesday host Barnsley on October 28 and go to Oakwell on February 10. Wednesday wrap up their 150th anniversary season with a home game against Norwich City on May ...  


Lorikeets, parakeets and kookaburro join Niabi Zoo

Quad-Cities OnlineQuad-Cities Online - May 23, 2017
Parakeets, lorikeets and a laughing kookaburra have joined the birds on display, according to a news release from the zoo. The birds don't do well in cold temperatures, but the weather remaining above 40 degrees overnight has allowed the exhibit to open.  


Zoo's latest attraction is one colorful squawker

Indianapolis StarIndianapolis Star - Jun 8, 2017
The loud squawks interrupt the excited chattering of children seconds before the flying flurry of red, yellow and green appears overhead. "Here they come,” the trainer announces. Just then about a dozen macaws graze the crowd's heads and land on ...  


Woman Faces Lawsuit For Feeding Pigeons Outside Her NoHo Apartment

CBS New YorkCBS New York - Jun 16, 2017
Then, there's the lawsuit filed on behalf of her landlord, whose lawyer told CBS2 Lee was asked nicely to stop back in May but persisted plumping up the pigeons. The landlord said it left just two choices: taking Lee to court to evict or take her to ...  


Perruches à collier et conures veuves : qui sont nos nouveaux voisins à plumes ?

The Conversation FRThe Conversation FR - May 23, 2017
... nichant dans des cavités. Elle fait également partie des rares perruches à ne pas se rassembler la nuit dans un dortoir et, contrairement à la perruche à collier, il n'est pas rare de voir des conures se nourrir au sol, notamment parmi les pigeons ...  


Sheldon and Margery Harnick Release 2nd Book, KOI: A MODERN ...
Broadway World - Jun 21, 2017

Margery Gray Harnick and Matt Harnick have joined their talents for photography with Sheldon Harnick's lyrical writing to publish 'Koi: A Modern Folktale', ...  

Guinea Pig

Guinea pig shelter uses AI to name rescued pigs... like 'Spockers' or 'After Pie'

KATUKATU - Jun 19, 2017
PORTLAND, Ore. – Tasked with finding unique and creative names for dozens of rescued guinea pigs, a Portland non-profit shelter has turned to artificial intelligence to simplify the process. Volunteers at the Portland Guinea Pig Rescue take in a lot of ...  


HSSJC Pet of the Week: Miles the hamster

WSBT-TVWSBT-TV - Jun 16, 2017
The Goshen Fire Department and the Red Cross team up to hand out smoke detectors. // WSBT 22 photo. AA. GOSHEN — Goshen firefighters surprised people in one neighborhood. They went door-to-door Thursday offering free smoke detectors and ...  


Biddy the ferret gets implant to treat adrenal disease

Bucyrus Telegraph ForumBucyrus Telegraph Forum - Jun 19, 2017
GALION - Biddy the ferret seemed more at ease with a long needle than a Q-tip. Biddy, owned by Pattie Thomas of Mansfield, was a patient last week at Horizon Animal Hospital. Dr. John Shuler used a menacing-looking needle to insert an implant designed ...  


Fried geckos mean inventive wiring job

Mexico News DailyMexico News Daily - Jun 17, 2017
I removed the cover on an outlet box and then carefully removed the live receptacle and found the first couple of mummified geckos at the back of the box. The receptacle looked to be wired properly with one hot wire, one neutral and a bare copper ...  


League of Legends -- Vitality vs. Mysterious Monkeys

ESPNESPN - Jun 15, 2017
With both teams looking for their first wins of the split, Vitality took down Mysterious Monkeys 2-0 on Thursday.  


Senate's midnight measure would protect gorillas

Washington ExaminerWashington Examiner - Jun 9, 2017
The Senate passed a bill late Thursday night that seeks to restore funding for endangered species programs to protect gorillas and elephants in Africa and India, while guarding the U.S. against invasive pests from other countries. The bipartisan ...  


True altruism seen in chimpanzees, giving clues to evolution of human cooperation

Science MagazineScience Magazine - Jun 19, 2017
Signs of such true altruism have been spotted in some animals, but have been difficult to pin down in our closest evolutionary relatives. Now, in a pair of studies, researchers show that chimpanzees will give up a treat in order to help out an ...  


How An Actress' Fascination With Orangutans Helps Her Play One On Film

HuffPostHuffPost - Jun 19, 2017
Karin Konoval: Well, first of all, I don't work with them - I am a student of orangutans. There are people that do work with orangutans that I've been fortunate to meet and learn from, and I follow and support as I can the very hard work of those ...  


The rules of baboons: Biologists study the principles underlying the ...
Science Daily - May 30, 2017

How do baboons succeed in coordinating the movements of their group? Biologists have studied these organisms in the wild to find out which behavioral rules ...  


3 mandrills move into Memphis Zoo

wreg.comwreg.com - Apr 17, 2017
“We are delighted to welcome mandrills back to the Memphis Zoo,” Matt Thompson, the zoo's director of animal programs, said in a statement. “We know that our guests will love watching these beautiful animals interacting with them through the viewing ...  


Walmart to buy Bonobos for $310M as it doubles down on fashion

TechCrunchTechCrunch - Jun 16, 2017
Walmart today doubled down on its efforts to continue building out a online retail fashion business in its bid to outpace Amazon in the wider world of commerce and specifically e-commerce. Today it announced that it would acquire menswear site Bonobos ...  


Two Appalachian faculty members named Fulbright Scholars

Appalachian State UniversityAppalachian State University - Jun 13, 2017
Lappan's research, which will be conducted in collaboration with the School of Biological Sciences at the Universiti Sains Malaysia, will involve the first systematic survey of siamangs across Malaysia in over 30 years. This research could have ...  


Fire a rising threat to Sulawesi's black macaques

Mongabay.comMongabay.com - Jun 2, 2017
Almost half of the black macaques on Sulawesi island live in the Tangkoko Batuangus Nature Reserve, which is still home to ancient forest. Hunting of the macaques has declined, and the local population is showing signs of a rebound. But fires set by ...  

Colobus Monkeys

Tanzania: Rare 'Baboon' Is Attracting Tourists in the North

AllAfrica.comAllAfrica.com - Jun 13, 2017
The Momela lakes in ANA PA, where the baboon was spotted, are surrounded by a lush green rainforest, which hosts the beautiful black and white colobus monkeys as well. The olive baboon (Papio anubis) also called the Anubis baboon is the most ...  


Say hello to the Oregon Zoo's new baby cotton-top tamarins!

KATUKATU - Jun 20, 2017
So far they know that one of the two baby cotton-top tamarins is a female, but they won't know the gender of the other until they have a full health checkup. Zoo officials said the cotton-top tamarin, native to Colombia, is considered a critically ...  


Capuchins in Detroit forced to cope without power for nearly a week

WDIV DetroitWDIV Detroit - Mar 14, 2017
For some of them, the pledge has also included living without power for the last six days. Last week's historic windstorm has left the friars without power as they keep serving Detroit's homeless. Solanus Casey, a friar, and the Capuchins have long ...  


Record Number Of Slow Lorises Returned To Wild: WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES

AOL UKAOL UK - Jun 8, 2017
A record number of slow lorises have been returned to the wild following their rescue and rehabilitation. Wildlife officials and International Animal Rescue seized all thirty during four separate confiscations in January 2016, September 2016, October ...  


Meet the Philippine tarsier: Second-smallest primate on the planet

CNNCNN - May 25, 2017
The Foundation looks after roughly 100 of these animals across an 8.4-hectare forested sanctuary, with one open observational enclosure that allows tarsiers to come and go as they please. "Since tarsiers are so rare, many people try to exploit them ...  


Baby marmosets learn to 'speak' just like humans through call and response training from their parents

Daily MailDaily Mail - May 25, 2017
Baby marmosets learn to speak in a similar way to human infants, new research has found. A baby's babbles start to sound like speech more quickly if they get regular vocal feedback from adults. And researchers have found the same type of feedback ...  


Baby alligators seized from home in Manchester

WMUR ManchesterWMUR Manchester - Jun 9, 2017
Alligators are illegal to keep as pets in New Hampshire. New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officers said the baby gators were discovered in April when their owner was evicted from his home and left them behind. “When they left the house, they ...  


'That's nice for handbags!' Weekend Today host Deborah Knight 'freaks out' as she is surrounded by crocodiles
Daily Mail - Jun 17, 2017

And hosts Deborah Knight and Tom Steinfort welcomed special guest Ranger Mick from The Australian Reptile Park to promote the creepy crawly day. From the start of the segment Deborah appeared clearly uncomfortable as her co-host held onto the ...  


Caiman found wandering Blue Ash neighborhood

WLWT CincinnatiWLWT Cincinnati - Jun 14, 2017
A caiman, a large reptile closely related to an alligator, surfaced in the Cincinnati suburb, officials said. Authorities were called to the 9800 block of Kenwood Road around 2 p.m. Wednesday. The caiman, no more than 3 feet long, was found wandering ...  



St. Augustine RecordSt. Augustine Record - Jun 13, 2017
The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park celebrated the first birthday of their male Indian gharial hatchling, Makara, on Monday. A critically endangered species of crocodile native to south Asia, Makara's 2016 birth at the Alligator Farm ...  


Toad-em pole! Acrobatic amphibians perform a frog PYRAMID

Daily MailDaily Mail - Jun 14, 2017
Bizarre images show a family of frogs showing off their acrobatic stunts and forming a 'frog pyramid'. The images were taken by amateur photographer Tanto Yensen who noticed his pets clambering on top of each other in his garden in Jakarts, Indonesia.  


New dik-diks at the Kansas City Zoo are tiny antelopes | The Kansas ...

Kansas City StarKansas City Star - Jun 14, 2017
The zoo announced June 13, 2017, that it welcomes a male and a female of the African hoofstock.  


Feeling the pinch! Thailand's scorpion queen covers herself with arachnids

Daily MailDaily Mail - Jun 3, 2017
Wince-inducing photos show Thailand's 'scorpion queen' dangling the arachnids in her open mouth and letting them crawl over her face. The fearless Kanchana Kaetkaew did not bat an eyelid as dozens of the poisonous creatures roamed over her face at ...  


OSU baseball: The anatomy of the Beavers' extraordinary win streaks

Albany Democrat HeraldAlbany Democrat Herald - Jun 14, 2017
Jack Anderson (center) is mobbed by Oregon State teammates following his walk-off walk to beat Washington State last month. The Beavers, who won a program-record 23 straight games earlier this year, enter the College World Series on a 21-game win ...  


What They Said: Sabres draft pick Casey Mittelstadt

Buffalo NewsBuffalo News - Jun 24, 2017
What They Said: Sabres draft pick Casey Mittelstadt. Casey Mittelstadt puts on the Buffalo Sabres jersey after being selected eighth overall during the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 23, 2017 in Chicago. (Getty Images). By Staff. Published ...  


Prague Zoo announces birth of five baby cheetahs | WREG.com

wreg.comwreg.com - Jun 15, 2017
PRAGUE — Five new cheetahs born last month at Prague Zoo are progressing well and are on course to meet their first visitors in a couple of months' time.  


NC Zoo's new ocelot sculpture

myfox8.commyfox8.com - May 26, 2017
ASHEBORO, N.C. -- The North Carolina Zoo has a new ocelot sculpture that sits in front of the exhibit. The sculpture is Brian Brown's first publicly displayed piece of work. "It's almost surreal right now, I think it will take a little time for it to ...  


Watch a Cougar Take Down a Deer in Rare Video

National GeographicNational Geographic - Jun 14, 2017
A wildlife enthusiast spent years setting camera traps in California, before his patience paid off.  


A Midwestern encounter with African Elephants awaits in Indiana

WGN-TVWGN-TV - Jun 16, 2017
The elephants enjoy the weather, and they love the attention from visitors. The gentle giants get baths from visitors twice a day, 6 times a week. This is all part of Wilstem's "Elephant Encounter." Visitors happily scrub the animals, watching the ...  


Takeover Tuesday: Fleet Foxes' 'Crack-Up' Album Inspiration Playlist ...

BillboardBillboard - Jun 20, 2017
For this week's Takeover Tuesday, Fleet Foxes share their breadth of influences on their just released third album "Crack Up."  


Giraffes Face 'Silent Extinction' Due to Hunting, Conservationists Say

The Weather ChannelThe Weather Channel - Jun 14, 2017
In the July 2010 photo above, a giraffe walks across a savanna at the Mashatu game reserve in Mashatu, Botswana. Two years after being listed as a vulnerable species, giraffes' numbers are dwindling due to hunting and poaching. (Cameron Spencer/Getty ...  


Tigers to start things off, busy time for Hippos, Hutch heads for Chard

View NewsView News - Jun 14, 2017
ALL SET TO GO AGAIN: Axminster Town's Tiger Way Ground is to kick-start local interest in the 2017-18 football season. Photo by HOWARD LARCOMBE. AXMINSTER Town kick off local interest in the South West Peninsula League Division One (East) ...  


Eat whales - not insects

Spectator.co.ukSpectator.co.uk - Jun 15, 2017
More seriously, entomophagy (eating insects) is often pitched to us as the sustainable protein source of the future. If the human population reaches the estimated nine billion by 2050, our current environment trashing rates and methods of meat ...  


Kangaroos urged to make Tassie home, and the AFL is open to it

The MercuryThe Mercury - Jun 20, 2017
Craig Hutchison, host of Channel 9 show Footy Classified, has proposed a relocation strategy he says is a win-win for the state and the Kangaroos. It would involve nine games being played in Tasmania and nine in Melbourne. Hutchison's proposal is very ...  


Baroka draw with Leopards to maintain PSL status

eNCAeNCA - Jun 17, 2017
THOHOYANDOU – Baroka FC will continue to play their football in the top flight next season, after playing to a 1-all draw with Black Leopards in the final PSL/NFD Promotion/Relegation match, played at the Thohoyandou Stadium on Saturday afternoon.  


Lions to call up replacements to provide cover for midweek fixtures

The GuardianThe Guardian - Jun 16, 2017
The British & Irish Lions are set to call up five or six replacements to join the tour party next week as cover for their final midweek fixtures. The currently unnamed extra players will be in line to sit on the bench against the Chiefs in Waikato on ...  


Turtles and lizards smuggled into Sydney airport | Daily Mail Online

Daily MailDaily Mail - Jun 21, 2017
Border force intercepted 50 turtles and lizards that were found concealed in a package sent from Indonesia to Sydney airport in an attempt to illegally import the ...  


11 things you didn't know about meerkats

Mother Nature NetworkMother Nature Network - Jun 13, 2017
Meerkats are known for being incredibly cooperative and ridiculously cute, but there's so much more to discover about these gregarious, often stalwartly erect mammals from Africa. Here's some interesting trivia about meerkats, also called suricates ...  


Panthers could save $4.5 million by cutting Michael Oher | Panthers ...

Panthers WirePanthers Wire - Jun 17, 2017
Anything can happen, but it certainly looks like Michael Oher's career in the NFL is coming to an end. Oher suffered a concussion in last year's Week 3 loss to the ...  

Prairie Dogs

Of Cadillacs and Prairie Dogs

The Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog)The Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog) - Jun 13, 2017
On a summer evening years ago, I dined with a group of friends at a rural Midwest restaurant where the parking lot was a patch of rough ground without marked bays. We came out to find a Cadillac parked close in beside our car. Edging into the gap ...  


Raccoons out during the day? Don't panic
WXIX - Jun 13, 2017

We've received several pictures recently of raccoons out during daylight hours near and around the Tri-State. This has raised concern among some people that the animals are rabid. While raccoons are primarily nocturnal animals, it's not that unusual to ...  


Reptiles make appearance at library program

Demopolis TimesDemopolis Times - Jun 16, 2017
The event was presented by Yarbrough's Educational Reptiles. The Reptile Program, also referred to as the Snake Show, brought in many different kinds of snakes from the harmless king snake to a large ball python. Along with the snakes, handlers Rebecca ...  


Depleted Rhinos off to war

NewsDayThe Herald - Jun 16, 2017
BLACK Rhinos coach Stanford “Stix” Mtizwa believes it will be difficult to collect maximum points against Shabanie at Maglas tomorrow as the army side will be missing three key men through suspensions. Chauya Chipembere, who sit on top of the Castle ...  


Caught on Video: Rodents Scamper Through Produce in Stockton Supermarket

FOX40FOX40 - Jun 19, 2017
This morning, the San Joaquin County Environmental Health Department received complaints of rodents in the produce department at the Food 4 Less, located on March Lane in Stockton. An inspector was sent to the facility and found evidence of rodent ...  


Flying Squirrels drop twin bill to New Hampshire

Richmond.comRichmond.com - Jun 16, 2017
Richmond's Miguel Gomez throws the ball toward first during a game against New Hampshire on Thursday at The Diamond. 20170616_SPO_SQUI_SL. SHELBY LUM/TIMES-DISPATCH. Richmond's Miguel Gomez completes a double play during the ...  


Tigers-Rays underway after rain delay

The Detroit NewsThe Detroit News - Jun 18, 2017
The start of Sunday's Detroit Tigers vs. Tampa Bay Rays game at Comerica Park was delayed by rain. The game was scheduled to start at 1:10 p.m. but the first pitch was 1:40. Sunday's Detroit forecast called for clearing skies with temperatures in the ...  


13 Graceful Pictures of Rare Sea Turtles

National GeographicNational Geographic - Jun 16, 2017
Sea turtles are one of a small number of species alive today that once roamed with dinosaurs, as far back as 150 million years ago. But despite their long history on this planet, sea turtles are now facing an existential crisis. Of the seven species ...  


My patrol with armed guards to protect Burmese star tortoises

New ScientistNew Scientist - Jun 16, 2017
I am in the Minsontaung Wildlife Sanctuary in central Myanmar, where an ambitious project is under way to return captive-bred, critically endangered Burmese star tortoises (Geochelone platynota) to their native habitat. The unique creature came close ...  

Wild Cats

Long before they conquered the Internet, cats took over the world

Washington PostWashington Post - Jun 19, 2017
But a new study of DNA from the bones and teeth of more than 200 ancient cats reveals far more about when and how wild cats — solitary, reclusive and very ill-tempered — began to pad their way from the edges of civilization into our homes and hearts.  


Grade the trade: Wolves cash in on NBA Draft Day, land Jimmy Butler from Bulls

CBSSports.comCBSSports.com - Jun 23, 2017
The Minnesota Timberwolves have moved their chips in. After spending a season falling short of playoff expectations, Minnesota dealt the No. 7 pick (which they used on Lauri Markkanen), Zach LaVine, and Kris Dunn for All-Star Jimmy Butler and the No.  


Possible Zebras On The Loose

RGVProudRGVProud - Jun 20, 2017
CAMERON COUNTY, Texas - The Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville has been receiving phone calls about some loose zebras. A Facebook photo of what appears to be two zebras has been circulating on social media. People are claiming to have seen the ...  


An Armadillo cake and a kiss were highlights of Blake Shelton's birthday bash

WNWN-FMWNWN-FM - Jun 19, 2017
Blake Shelton's girlfriend Gwen Stefani took to Instagram Sunday night to show off her affection for the singer, who celebrated his birthday that day. As the two partied it up, Gwen took a selfie of the pair smooching , and also documented the big ...  

American Bison

Art Lander's Outdoors: Once upon a time, American bison was free-ranging native Kentucky species
User-generated content (press release) (registration) - Jun 7, 2017

Herds were vast and had a significant impact on the land, grazing down vegetation as they traveled, and creating an extensive network of wide trails throughout the state. Many of Kentucky's buffalo trails served as primitive roads for early explorers ...  


Speeding boaters endanger manatees in rim canal

Okeechobee NewsOkeechobee News - Jun 11, 2017
OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee County resident Ron Smith appeared before the Okeechobee County Commissioners at their June 8 meeting to ask them to help protect manatees. Mr. Smith said he lives in an RV park on the Rim Canal north of the boat ramp ...  


Downed Jackrabbit Lane power line leaves more than 15000 in the dark

Belgrade NewsBelgrade News - Jun 8, 2017
The break is on the west side of Jackrabbit Lane, north of Laura Louise Lane. Everything from homes and city offices to schools and restaurants was left in the dark, and police officers directed traffic at some of the suddenly lightless intersections ...  


Dog has run-in with porcupine, ends up with face full of quills

ABC2 NewsABC2 News - Jun 13, 2017
Give the title to the porcupine. Police in Danbury, New Hampshire said a dog that had a run-in with a porcupine ended up with a face full of quills. But the dog is better now -- and has even been reunited with its owner in New Hampshire. Police said a ...  


Here, For Your Friday, Is a Pig That Looks Like a Chipmunk

JezebelJezebel - Jun 9, 2017
This is a “chipmunk pig,” which to my admittedly untrained eyes, just looks like a very small pig with some neat stripes. His name is Christopher P. Bacon. That is, Chris P. Bacon. It's Friday, and he's adorable. Animal Planet set us this exclusive ...  

Bull Frog

No bull: Texas man claims to have caught 13-pound bullfrog at fishing pond

KSAT San AntonioKSAT San Antonio - May 29, 2017
BATESVILLE, Texas - A photo of a massive 13-pound bullfrog that was caught at a South Texas pond has gone viral. Some say optical illusions may be at work. The South Texas Hunting Association posted the photo of the giant frog to Facebook on Thursday, ...  

American Crow

Birdwatching: Backwoods relative of the rock pigeon: The band-tailed pigeon

Chinook ObserverChinook Observer - Jun 20, 2017
Look for them in the wooded areas of the refuge and the Peninsula. Specifically, they are known to be at Leadbetter, Tarlatt, Long Beach and Ilwaco. They are a bit larger than a rock pigeon and smaller than an American crow. Look up and you may see one!  


Waxwing Four

Rutland HeraldRutland Herald - Jun 22, 2017
Flitting from Appalachian bluegrass to southern gospel, with a flock of influences ranging from Sam Cooke to Prince, the a cappella quartet Waxwing will bring a rootsy and upbeat song list to the stage of the Old Firehouse in Tinmouth tonight. Waxwing ...  


Veteran volleyball coach has new project with Starlings

The San Diego Union-TribuneThe San Diego Union-Tribune - Jun 15, 2017
Starlings is the largest volleyball club in the United States with more than 2,500 girls representing nearly 50 communities. The club was founded in 1996 by former U.S. men's national team player Byron Shewman and began with one inner-city San Diego ...  


Female Finches Fine-Tune Males' Gene Expression

ForbesForbes - May 24, 2017
Songbirds with conical "finch-y" bills have given rise to several explosive radiations of new species, including Hawaiian honeycreepers, Darwin's finches and the capuchino seedeaters. Although many people have at least heard about the first two avian ...  


Pointing to October: Pheasants Forever Bird Dog Boot Camp

AmmoLand Shooting Sports NewsAmmoLand Shooting Sports News - Jun 21, 2017
ST. PAUL, Minn. -(Ammoland.com)- Each spring, thousands of first-time bird dog owners pick up new pups, with sights set on a lifetime of memories afield. Enter Pheasants Forever's inaugural Bird Dog Boot Camp presented by Purina Pro Plan and SportDOG ...  


Greedy bird gobbles up fish three times the size of its head

The SunThe Sun - Apr 10, 2017
NOW that's large-scale greed! A hungry bird gobbles a fish three times the size of its head. The anhinga – or “snakebird” – first speared the perch on its beak at Lakeland, Florida, then swallowed it whole, reptile-style. Bird catches fish. SWNS:South ...  


Del Webb Naples unveils new carriage homes in Ave Maria

Naples Daily NewsNaples Daily News - Jun 17, 2017
The four carriage homes are the Heron, Egret, Spoonbill, and Cormorant. The Heron floor plan is a first-floor, interior home design with 1,457 air-conditioned square feet, two bedrooms, a flex room, two baths and a one-car garage. The Egret is a first ...  


The Flamboyant Pileated Woodpecker
Wanderer - Jun 21, 2017

Behold, a big dashing bird the size of a crow with a flaming crest and a silly, loud, laughing call. The pileated woodpecker is classified as arboreal, meaning it has feet with two toes, each facing forward and backward with a specialized arrangement ...  


Seahorses celebrated on Father's Day as only males to give birth ...

WTSP 10 NewsWTSP 10 News - Jun 17, 2017
TAMPA, Fla. — At the Florida Aquarium in downtown Tampa, marine biologist Rachel Serafin is just like a mom, feeding, taking care of and making sure all the ...  

Sea Lions

State seeks permit to remove, kill sea lions at Willamette Falls

kgw.comkgw.com - Jun 20, 2017
PORTLAND, Ore. -- State wildlife officials are seeking permits that would allow them to remove and take lethal action against California sea lions at Willamette Falls. The animals have become a threat to the survival of endangered fish that pass the ...  


Dangerous Jellyfish Return to New Jersey River | New Jersey News ...

U.S. News & World ReportU.S. News & World Report - Jun 9, 2017
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A dangerous species of jellyfish that has a debilitating sting has returned to a New Jersey river.  


Sailfish Regatta speeds into the books under blue skies | Photos

TCPalmTCPalm - May 22, 2017
Few would argue that the final day of the weekend-long Stuart Sailfish Regatta could have been any nicer. Thousands of spectators lined the railings and watched from the shaded grandstands atop the Ernie Lyons Bridge over the Stuart Causeway as more ...  


Shark, ray and sea urchin fishing and trading banned
FIS - Jun 19, 2017

In the case of the shark, the ban is for an indefinite period while for the "parrotfish" and the "doctor fish" a two year ban was imposed for fishing or commercial exploitation throughout the national territory, and its retention when they have been ...  


Allen Bushnell, Fish Rap: King salmon down, halibut up in bay
Monterey County Herald - Jun 23, 2017

It is looking to be one of those years for halibut (a good one). Dozens of shaker-size halibut in calm waters have been caught near shore at the wharf and on the inside corner near New Brighton Beach. Pier anglers have been catching and releasing one ...  


Aidan Smith: Holy mackerel, Batman, kids are being overloaded ...

The ScotsmanThe Scotsman - Jun 14, 2017
Following the death of the original Batman actor Adam West, Aidan Smith recalls how his imagination was fired as a child by the adventures of Batman and ...  


Toads, turtles and snakes delight at Alcosan summer camp

Pittsburgh Post-GazettePittsburgh Post-Gazette - Jun 21, 2017
The garter snake, like all but one of the toads and snakes and turtles Ms. Claus brought to Alcosan's wastewater treatment plant on Tuesday, was native to Pennsylvania. That was the point of her presentation: To show Alcosan's summer science campers ...  


Researchers studying impact of warming conditions on woodland salamanders

Penn State NewsPenn State News - Jun 19, 2017
With more than 50 species found in North America, woodland salamanders are the most abundant vertebrate group in Eastern temperate forests, and they are imperiled by forestry practices, land use, pollution and warming. "Although they are often ...  

Tree Frog

New frog species discovered in India's Western Ghats

BBC NewsBBC News - Jun 20, 2017
A number of new frog species have been discovered from the Western Ghats in the past decade, making it one of the leading biodiversity hotspots in the world. A new tadpole that burrows through sand was discovered in 2016, and an extraordinary tree frog ...  

Leaf Frog

Zoo creates artificial rain storms to help lemur leaf frog breed

BT.comBT.com - Sep 21, 2016
It is the first time the lemur leaf frog, found mainly in the rainforests of Costa Rica and Panama, has been bred at Paignton Zoo in Devon. A team from the zoo prepared a rain chamber using a water pump and timer system to make it rain every few hours ...  

Dart Frog

Paignton Zoo celebrates world-first breeding of poison dart frog

ITV NewsITV News - Jun 8, 2017
A critically endangered frog has been bred in captivity for the first time by staff at Paignton Zoo. The Summers' poison frog was successfully bred in a project at the zoo's amphibian facility. It's thought to be the first project to breed the frog ...  

Coral Snake

Deltona dog killed by coral snake

Fox 35 OrlandoWKMG Orlando - May 22, 2017
DELTONA, Fla. - Members of the Quiles family said they've lived in their Deltona home for five years and have encountered rat snakes and garden snakes but never coral snakes -- until now. A 2 1/2-foot coral snake slithered into the family's yard Sunday ...  


Living With Rattlesnakes in Sonoma County | KRCB

KRCBKRCB - Jun 20, 2017
Rattlesnakes are part of our landscape, and while they are indeed poisonous, they need not be feared and killed, but can be relocated to less populous.  


Bite from the past: new study on boomslang venom provides insights into the death of renowned herpetologist Karl ...

Discover Magazine (blog)Discover Magazine (blog) - Jan 30, 2017
The animal appeared to be a boomslang (Dispholidus typhus), a kind of rear-fanged African snake, but there was something a bit odd about its scales, so Schmidt and his colleagues discussed the matter as they examined the serpent. It didn't take long ...  


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

Sci-News.comSci-News.com - Jul 19, 2016
Parkinson and co-authors chose the scientific name Bothriechis nubestris for the new species. It also will be known as the Talamancan palm-pitviper. The new species is a small to medium sized pitviper, measuring 24 inches (61 cm) on average. It ...  

Sea Snake

Look: Venomous sea snake found washed up on Australian beach ...

UPI.comUPI.com - Jun 13, 2017
A venomous sea snake was found washed up on the shore of an Australian beach on Monday.  

Rat Snake

3-foot-plus rat snake found coiled in gas pump

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionAtlanta Journal Constitution - Jun 5, 2017
While customers cringed, a man in Polk County took action and pulled a 3-foot-plus snake out of a ga...  

King Cobra

King cobra sips water from a man's cup in India | Daily Mail Online

Daily MailDaily Mail - Jun 9, 2017
Video footage shows onlookers rushing to help a dehydrated king cobra in India. The animal eventually takes water from a rescuer's hand. A king cobra's bite is ...  

Corn Snake

Don't step on that snake! But don't automatically kill it either

Island Packet (blog)Island Packet (blog) - Jun 6, 2017
The corn snake is harmless to people and pets. In fact, it is a good neighbor out on mouse patrol. Tony Mills of the Lowcountry Institute at Spring Island says, “Having snakes around is a good thing. In fact, a robust population of snakes is an ...  

Black Mamba

hookie black mamba urban caferacer motorcycle injects venom inside
Designboom - Jun 12, 2017

based on a 1973 honda 'CB550', the hookie 'black mamba' motorcycle is a pure black urban caferacer harnessing a big power inside. the second collection bike focuses on the power and inner values – a theme titled 'venom inside' – rather than just its ...  


Deadly encounter

PressreporterPressreporter - Jun 21, 2017
DEADLY SNAKE The Mojave rattlesnake, also known as the Mojave green rattlesnake, is said to have the most potent venom of all rattlesnake species in the United States. This photo is from the kingsnake.com website and shows a Mojave rattlesnake, which ...  

Python Snake

King Cobra vs Python: Snakes Battle It Out In Viral Video

NDTVNDTV - Jun 5, 2017
Watch: 12-Foot-Long Alligator Casually Strolls Across Golf Course. Share this story on. 1.8K Shares. ALSO READA Serial Loser, A Couple From Mumbai.... See Who Is Running For President · King cobrapythonsnake bites snakesnakesFacebookViral video.  

Boa Constrictor

Rare, 6-foot-long white boa constrictor stolen from Riverview home ...

WFLAWFLA - Jun 16, 2017
A $2500 reward is being offered for the return of a rare, 6-foot-long boa constrictor that was stolen from a Riverview home during a burgla…  

Gopher Snake

Letter: Learn to coexist with snakes
Salt Lake Tribune - Jun 16, 2017

Snakes are vital members of a healthy ecosystem. If you find a rattlesnake in your yard, have it relocated by a licensed professional. If you find a harmless snake in your yard, such as a garter snake or gopher snake, make him feel welcome. Once he ...  

Indigo Snake

Conservation effort boosts threatened Eastern indigo snake

Orlando SentinelOrlando Sentinel - Jan 6, 2017
Nick Clark, a reptile specialist at the Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation, talks about the threatened Eastern Indigo Snake. The facility has had success in breeding and restore the serpent in Alabama and will work to restore in the Florida ...  

Garter Snake

Huckleberries: Even at 47, a girl needs her momma when the garter snakes come calling

The Spokesman-ReviewThe Spokesman-Review - Jun 12, 2017
Last Monday, Keri spotted a mature garter snake sunning itself on the patio. And you know what all broke loose next. Keri pinned the snake with a squeegee while yelling for help from son, Mason. She remembers screaming and screaming – and then Mason ...  

Water Snake

Critter of the week: Northern water snake

Waynesville Daily GuideWaynesville Daily Guide - May 28, 2017
The Northern water snake is not a venomous snake, even though it's often mistaken for a cottonmouth, which is a venomous snake. Species: Northern water snake. Scientific name: Nerodia sipedon sipedon. Nicknames: Common water snake, banded water ...  

Blue Whale

Watching a Blue Whale Get Vacuumed Is Surprisingly Satisfying

Atlas ObscuraAtlas Obscura - May 31, 2017
About once a year at New York's American Museum of Natural History, the time comes again to scrub the whale. Specifically, the jaw-dropping, 21,000 pound, life-size model of a blue whale that hangs from the ceiling of the Irma and Paul Milstein Family ...  

Humpback Whale

Face to Face With a Humpback Whale

Slate MagazineSlate Magazine - Jun 22, 2017
This video shows how magical a photo session with humpback whales can be. Australian photographer Jem Cresswell has been visiting them for three years, and his local Tongan guide, Sione, knows when a whale is ready for its closeup. Cresswell tells My ...  

Killer Whale

Alaska fishermen 'chased out' of Bering Sea by gangs of killer whales

The IndependentThe Independent - Jun 21, 2017
Pods of killer whales are reportedly stalking Alaskan fishermen and driving them out of fishing areas while robbing them of their catch. The National Post reports that black cod and halibut fishers are being surrounded by orcas acting like “motorcycle ...  

Beaked Whale

Rare footage of beaked whales captured by research group

The San Diego Union-TribuneThe San Diego Union-Tribune - Jun 1, 2017
During an expedition to Guadalupe Island off the coast of Baja California, a research vessel captured rare video footage of the elusive Cuvier's beaked whales.  

Right Whale

Voluntary speed restriction south of Nantucket after right-whale sighting

Nantucket Island InquirerNantucket Island Inquirer - Jun 20, 2017
There are only about 400 North Atlantic right whales in existence. Approaching a right whale closer than 500 yards is a violation of federal and state law, and can result in a penalty of up to $100,000 and could lead to criminal charges. Mariners are ...  

Minke Whale

First minke whale of season surfaces at reef dive site

The Cairns PostThe Cairns Post - Jun 7, 2017
Spirit of Freedom has provided a photo of a dwarf minke whale that more than 20 guests were able to frolic with while diving at Steve's Bommie at the Ribbon Reefs, off the coast of Cooktown, yesterday morning. It was officially recorded through the ...  

Sperm Whale

Bowhead Whale

The Things They Carried: The Inuit Whale Hunter

Foreign Policy (blog)Foreign Policy (blog) - May 31, 2017
One bowhead whale a year can be harvested legally around Tuktoyaktuk. There's no such limit for the more plentiful beluga population, but hunting is kept to what's needed for subsistence. Boys join expeditions when they're 12 or 13. They learn to throw ...  

Grey Whale

Save a whale, save a planet: Let's all learn from how volunteers selflessly came together to save a baby whale named JJ

Times of India (blog)Times of India (blog) - Jun 2, 2017
While many celebrated that day, the challenges JJ overcame were nothing compared to the threats she and her entire grey whale species now face 20 years later. That threat is climate change. Today, our oceans are under immense pressure as their waters ...  

Beluga Whale

Watch: Stranded Beluga Whale Flown Back to Sea

National GeographicNational Geographic - Jun 17, 2017
A young male beluga whale that couldn't seem to find its way back to the ocean has been given a lift from rescuers. Found in the Nepisiguit River in New Brunswick, Canada, animal rescuers think the marine mammal likely swam upstream in search of dinner ...  

Whale Shark

Whale Shark Tourism

The DiplomatThe Diplomat - Jun 9, 2017
A more recent hot spot for whale shark watching, Tan-awan, close to Oslob town on the island of Cebu, has transformed dramatically in the five years since the whale shark business opened. It changed from a tiny, quiet fishermen's village to a crowded ...  

Great White Shark

These people are way too happy to be this close to a great white shark

Jacaranda FMMashable - Jun 14, 2017
Why, it's only what appears to be a great white shark — the largest predatory fish in the world — circling this boat near Port Macdonnell, South Australia on Saturday. The moment was partially captured on camera by Andrew Russell, who told The ...  

Tiger Shark

PCB angler defends catching, releasing tiger shark - News

Destin LogDestin Log - Jun 15, 2017
Jeff O'Neal said the only courses of action were to cut the tangled lines — which would amount to a death sentence — or bring the shark up onto the pier, which ...  

Gray Seal

Technology-Aided Surveys Reveal Extent of Gray Seal Recovery

Duke TodayDuke Today - Jun 14, 2017
Note: David W. Johnston is available for additional comment at (252) 504-7593 or david.johnston@duke.edu. A video showing how the researchers used satellite imagery and other observational technologies to conduct the seal surveys is available at ...  

Fur Seal

Vancouver Aquarium releases northern fur seal back into wild ...

Vancouver SunVancouver Sun - Jun 7, 2017
In the first time in its history, the Vancouver Aquarium's Marine Mammal Rescue Centre has released a rehabilitated northern fur seal back in the wild.  

Harbor Seal

Harbor seal helps aquarium trainer pop the question

KING5.comKING5.com - Jun 2, 2017
Photo: Seattle Aquarium Facebook. Logan Fink, an IT Helpdesk technician, proposed to his boyfriend Chris Russell, who used to work at the aquarium. Harbor seal Barney was a big help in popping the question. He posed with a hand-stitched note and a ring.  

Elephant Seal

See: Hungry Baby Elephant Seal Will Steal Your Heart

Patch.comPatch.com - May 26, 2017
Known for their rescue of marine mammals up and down the Orange County coastline, the Pacific Marine Mammal Center said of the baby, "this elephant seal was hungry!" But how it asked to eat will steal your heart, and leave you wondering just how to ...  

Polar Bear

Russia to defeat Portugal

Goal.comGoal.com - Jun 20, 2017
The beloved sea creature predicted World Cup matches in 2010 with uncanny accuracy. Well Paul has a successor in the animal football prediction game: a polar bear named Nika. Mexico benefit from previous NZ game. The two-year-old is a resident of the ...  

Brown Bear

Watch: Wolf and 'really lazy' brown bear tiff over lunch in Denali ...

Alaska Dispatch NewsAlaska Dispatch News - Jun 16, 2017
Plus, a wildlife biologist explains the bear's sleepy behavior.  

Black Bear

Black Bear Diner expected to open in Providence

The Herald JournalThe Herald Journal - Jun 24, 2017
Black Bear Diner offers “home-style comfort food classics” on a menu featuring hearty portions and brings “personal service back to the dining experience,” according to information provided by Bouchard Communications, a public relations firm that works ...  

Panda Bear

Teddy Bear Tea offers games, crafts

Hastings TribuneHastings Tribune - Jun 20, 2017
After rolling a 6 on the dice, Kennedy bounced her panda bear six squares across the floor. Claire was next, moving her brown bear three more squares. By the time they had moved across the floor, Kennedy finished first with Claire close behind. Claire ...  

Koala Bear


WJBF-TVWJBF-TV - Jun 18, 2017
So koalas get the name koala bear because they look like teddy bears but they're actually not related to bears at all. They're marsupials so their closest relative is the wombat but they're also related to kangaroos and wallabies and that sort of animal.  

Grizzly Bear

Memphis Grizzlies Offseason Don't Do List

Grizzly Bear BluesGrizzly Bear Blues - Jun 16, 2017
The Memphis Grizzlies could go in a lot of different directions this offseason. This is impressive, considering the fact that Memphis currently has no draft picks ...  


Silver Standard, Golden Arrow Form Joint Venture for Chinchillas

GuruFocus.comGuruFocus.com - Jun 2, 2017
Golden Arrow has published a pre-feasibility study about the Chinchillas project on its Web site and the National Instrument 43-101 will be available by mid-June. The document also provides investors with estimations about the annual production of ...  


RECAP: Otters drop series opener to Wild Things
14 News WFIE Evansville - Jun 17, 2017

Jeff Gardner hit his tenth home run of the year to take the Frontier League lead, but the Otters fell 5-2 to the Washington Wild Things. Evansville (15-16) posted just two runs on seven hits. The Otters wouldn't have their first runner until the third ...  


Camels in Qatar feud reunited with owners

Reuters.comReuters.com - Jun 20, 2017
Thousands of camels crossed Saudi Arabia's desert border into Qatar on Tuesday and were reunited with their owners after being stranded for days at the frontier closed because of a feud among Arab powers. △ Hide Transcript. ▷ View Transcript ...  


Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
World Health Organization - Jun 13, 2017

For cases that report contact with dromedary camels, investigations of MERS-CoV infection in dromedaries is conducted by Ministry of Agriculture officials. Globally, 2015 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV including at least 703 ...  


Debutants Rhino face Weatherhead Gazelles

Kawowo SportsKawowo Sports - Jun 17, 2017
Rhino Hockey Club begin their maiden campaign in the National Hockey League on Sunday with a game against last year's league runners-up Weatherhead Gazelles at the National Hockey Stadium, Lugogo. The side owned by the Susan Khainza is made ...  


Medway: Goats, veggies and more as farmers market returns

MetroWest Daily NewsMetroWest Daily News - Jun 24, 2017
MEDWAY - With veggies, jams, jewelry, hot food and, yes, even some goats, the Medway Farmers Market is back in business for the summer. And as co-manager Susan Robinson says, it's good to be back. “Ready to go and happy to be here,” she said ...  


Rescue group swiped his pigs from Delta island, man claims

Sacramento BeeSacramento Bee - Jun 15, 2017
A man who says he owns the pigs “rescued” from a tiny Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta island Tuesday is demanding them back. The half-dozen pigs were plucked off the tiny island by Farm Sanctuary, a New York-based animal rescue, which brought them to ...  


Muntjac deer 'comes a cropper' in Hertfordshire garden

BBC NewsBBC News - May 24, 2017
A young muntjac deer had to be rescued after it became trapped in a desperate bid to flee a garden. The animal was heard howling "in distress" after becoming wedged down the side of a shed in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. The homeowners had ...  


Adorable Mouse Lemurs May Change the Face of Medical Research

HealthlineHealthline - Jun 20, 2017
A mouse lemur, unlike its larger cousin the ring-tailed lemur, is quite small. The average mouse lemur is about two times the size of a mouse, which, along with their small-sized diets, makes maintaining and managing a lab of mouse lemurs inexpensive.  


UC Irvine's Keston Hiura could be Anteaters' highest draft pick

OCRegisterOCRegister - Jun 9, 2017
Hiura, a junior, could be the highest draft pick in UC Irvine history in Monday's draft. “Baseball America” projects Hiura as the No. 15 pick with the Astros. The Anteaters have had five players drafted in the second round. So what's the secret for the ...  


Japanese facial recognition system tightens concert security

The Straits TimesThe Straits Times - Jun 1, 2017
MAKUHARI (REUTERS) - Demonstrating the facial recognition system from Tapirs co. Its developers say it could help strengthen security at concerts and live events. "The facial recognition system identifies a person by checking two facial photos, one you ...  


30 years of protecting the mysterious Okapi

Mongabay.comMongabay.com - Jun 13, 2017
The discovery of the elusive okapi, once believed to be a mythical unicorn, was one of the most exciting taxonomic findings of the twentieth century. This mysterious mammal lives deep inside the tropical forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo ...  


'Beasts' anime attracts serval fans to suburban Tokyo zoo

Asahi ShimbunAsahi Shimbun - May 23, 2017
Now, servals at Tama zoo are among the rising stars, due to the popularity of the anime show. Tama, which has more than 300 species of animals, has been keeping servals for the past 30 years, but the feline had never been in the spotlight before ...  


Don't fear the raptors: Vultures fill an important ecological niche
State-Journal.com - Jun 18, 2017

Editor's note: Michael Harman initially wrote in response to a June 3 State Journal article “Swarms of vultures causing problems.” He agreed to write this column in an effort to educate the public and clarify misconceptions about vulture populations ...  


Penguin is kicked by worker as it is forced to entertain shoppers at luxury shopping mall owned by China's richest man

Daily MailDaily Mail - Jun 20, 2017
A worker from China's most famous shopping centre has been caught kicking and slapping a penguin, which was kept in the mall to entertain shoppers. A total of two penguins were said to be used by the Wanda Plaza in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, as a part of ...  


Saints, Pelicans Team Up with Chevron to Make $50,000 ...

NewOrleansSaints.comNewOrleansSaints.com - Jun 13, 2017
Cornerback Delvin Breaux and Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry surprised representatives with the gift for the Summer Enrichement Program.  


Flamingos spotted on the Gulf Coast

WEARWEAR - Jun 23, 2017
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) — A pair of pink flamingos has been spotted on the Gulf Coast. WEAR-TV has reports of the flamingos at Perdido Key and near Joe Patti's Seafood in downtown Pensacola.  

Bearded Dragon

Pet bearded dragon infects newborn with salmonella

7News - WSVN-TV7News - WSVN-TV - Jun 9, 2017
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A South Florida mother whose daughter was hospitalized due to salmonella contamination has words of warning for families that have reptiles as pets. Judy Nobles has a bearded dragon but didn't know that it could ...  


Live NRL Scores Round 14 2017: Cronulla Sharks vs Melbourne Storm

The Sydney Morning HeraldThe Sydney Morning Herald - Jun 8, 2017
Sensational finish and both clashes between these two sides in 2017 have lived up to the hype. The Sharks dug deep after a very slow start and rallied back to take a lead before some Billy Slater magic stole it at the death for Melbourne, and you'd ...  


Healthy DeVante Parker is Miami Dolphins' biggest X factor

ESPN (blog)ESPN (blog) - Jun 16, 2017
DeVante Parker is showing more emotion this spring, and the Dolphins hope that -- plus an attention to diet and detail -- pays off with a big season.  


Your skin is too light: Odd criteria, qualities KDF uses when ...

SDE Entertainment NewsSDE Entertainment News - Jun 5, 2017
A potential recruit was kicked out on the first week of the ongoing recruitment by the recruiting officer in Nyeri's Chaka centre for having ringworms. Curious ...  


Xbox One Avatars will support wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs ...

GamesRadarGamesRadar - Jun 14, 2017
Remember Avatars, Xbox's answer to the uber-popular Miis of yesteryear? Well, at E3 2017, Microsoft revealed that they're coming back, and this time with a ton ...  

Wolf Spider

Visiting Vet: Selene

Martha's Vineyard TimesMartha's Vineyard Times - Jun 21, 2017
A furry leg. Grabbing it with forceps, I extracted an entire wolf spider. Athena must have tried to eat the spider and inadvertently inhaled it. Without having a specialist to scope her airways, there was no way we could have known this, or treated it ...  

Widow Spider

Black Widow Spider Bites Massachusetts Child, Parents Issue Warning

NewsweekNewsweek - Jun 13, 2017
Kailyn Donovan, a 5-year-old girl from Mendon, Massachusetts, didn't feel a thing when the black widow spider bit her. "It could have been in her jeans," her mother, Kristine, told CBS Boston. The bite itself raised no suspicion at first because it ...  


Skowhegan students create garden to aid survival of monarch ...

Press HeraldPress Herald - Jun 19, 2017
The third-grade class takes action after learning that many butterflies are in danger because of habitat loss. By Doug HarlowMorning Sentinel. Follow on Twitter ...  


The drama of cow herds revealed: Experts find 'surprisingly complex' relationships between farm animals

Daily MailDaily Mail - Jun 20, 2017
Cows eat in herds to protect themselves from predators, but since they eat at varying speeds the herd can move on before slower cows finish eating. Slower cows face a choice: Either continue eating in a less protected group, or move along with a larger ...  


Bank of England doves right to thwart hawks seeking interest rate rise

The GuardianThe Guardian - Jun 15, 2017
Eventually, either the weakness of the economy or the weakness of inflation – and sometimes both – has forced them to back off. The third is that the state of the economy favours the five MPC doves. Households are spending less, the housing market is ...  


Fleas are a pesky problem for pets | News OK

NewsOK.comNewsOK.com - Jun 21, 2017
As the weather warms up, pet owners might notice their furry friends are scratching themselves more than normal. When this happens, it is possible the pet has ...  


Andrisevic named new Hiroshima Dragonflies coach | The Japan ...
The Japan Times - Jun 23, 2017

Jamie Andrisevic, who served as an assistant coach for the Kyoto Hannaryz last season, has been hired as the new bench boss of the Hiroshima Dragonflies, t.  


Valley Gardening: Grasshoppers and columnist jump all over the place
Valley Courier - Jun 17, 2017

Man…it's hot in the neighborhood! Years and years ago Mickey Widhalm and I would place bets on how hot it was going to be during the summer. The bet ended on Labor Day and was worth a 12-pack of beer. I don't remember that we ever got over 85 back ...  


Venomous centipedes invade homes, farms in Juaboso area

GhanaWebGhanaWeb - Jun 9, 2017
Thousands of poisonous centipedes have invaded farms and homes of over 170 settlements in the Juaboso District of the Western Region where they are destroying cocoa farms and causing inconvenience to residents. Compounds of residents in the ...  


Horrifying moment thousands millipedes overrun a village after heavy rains

Mirror.co.ukMirror.co.uk - May 24, 2017
Two villages have been overrun with tens of thousands of millipedes after the creepy crawlies emerged following several days of heavy rain. Residents living in Guangnan County in China's south-western Yunnan Province have each collected several dozen ...  


Planet Earth: Iguana chase scene was not faked, says BBC

BBC NewsBBC News - Jun 14, 2017
The broadcaster defends Planet Earth II over suggestions two iguanas were filmed for key scene.  


Robots! Lasers! Dinosaurs! Geeky Fun Abounds at Future Con

Space.comSpace.com - Jun 16, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Do you harbor a fondness for space robots and lasers? Are you intrigued by fossils of dinosaurs that once roamed Antarctica, or have you pondered the presence of extraterrestrial life or the genetics of magical ability? If so, you ...  


Insurance is for life, health, income

the Irish Newsthe Irish News - Jun 19, 2017
HAVE you ever had trouble with badgers damaging your swimming pool? This, and many more unusual situations, can be covered by insurance, and Aviva have produced a list of their more wildly unusual insurance claims, which we'll look at later on.  

Tyrannosaurus Rex

New creationist book features gladiator match between Noah and a tyrannosaurus rex

Raw StoryRaw Story - Jun 19, 2017
Creationist Ken Ham has long drawn ridicule for his insistence that Noah brought dinosaurs with him on his ark — and now he's promoting a book that shows the Biblical hero squaring off against a tyrannosaurus rex. Via Patheos, Ham's Answers in Genesis ...  

T Rex

Here's What It Would Feel Like to Pet a T. Rex

National GeographicNational Geographic - Jun 6, 2017
While there's no direct evidence that T. rex had plumage, its feathered relatives unearthed over the last two decades have slowly chipped away at the idea that all dinosaurs were bald, scaly monsters. (Read “Finally, You Can See Dinosaurs in All Their ...  


'Rock star' Archaeopteryx fossil heads for Japan

BBC NewsBBC News - Mar 8, 2017
One of the true "rock stars" of the fossil world is going on tour for the first time. London's Natural History Museum has sent its specimen of Archaeopteryx - the ...  


Earliest relative of Brachiosaurus dinosaur found in France

Science DailyScience Daily - May 2, 2017
The researchers suggest the age of Vouivria is around 160 million years old, making it the earliest known fossil from the titanosauriform family of dinosaurs, which includes better-known dinosaurs such as the Brachiosaurus. When the fossil was first ...  


Discovery of horned 'triceratops-style' dinosaur in North America ...

Fox NewsFox News - May 25, 2017
Archaeologists have found the remains of a dinosaur that could reshape our understanding of the natural history of planet Earth.  


Park provides view to area's historic past

BouldercityreviewBouldercityreview - May 24, 2017
It takes some time to drive to Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, located a couple hours north of Tonopah, but the road trip is worth it, especially in summer, when the temperatures are at their most pleasant — perfect for seeing the historic sites ...  


The Case of the Headless Corythosaurus

Scientific American (blog)Scientific American (blog) - Apr 19, 2017
His colleague Charles Gilmore later used this fossil to name the dinosaur Corythosaurus excavatus. But was there ever anything more of the dinosaur? Sternberg didn't leave good notes behind – a pet peeve of modern paleontologists – so there was no way ...  


'Dinosaur Discoveries' exhibit brings Colorado fossils to Longmont ...
Longmont Times-Call - Jun 9, 2017

A Protoceratops andrewsi display at the Longmont Museum and Cultural Center is part of the "Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas" exhibit. (Lewis ...  

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