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Cat Breeding

Police bust cat breeding scam

Yahoo Singapore NewsYahoo Singapore News - Jan 12, 2018
Federal police today carried out a series of raids codenamed 'Op Meow' against a cat breeding chain following reports on the company's alleged investment scam. (pix by MUHAMMAD SULAIMAN). The operation carried out by Bukit Aman Commercial Crime ...  

Cat Names

Top 10 Most Popular Dog and Cat Names

ParadeParade - Jan 9, 2018
People may wonder about the science behind how we name our pets. In our family, the science was simple. We've rescued four dogs in our lifetime, and each of those times we kept the name the dog “arrived” with. Within those original names we may have ...  

Siamese Cat

Finger Lakes SPCA: Part-Siamese cat Poppy seeks her soulmate

Auburn CitizenAuburn Citizen - Dec 29, 2017
Every Friday, The Citizen features a pet available for adoption from the Finger Lakes SPCA of Central New York. This week, we spotlight Poppy. Q: Who is your best friend? A: I don't have one yet, and there are good reasons for that. I am somewhat timid ...  

Persian Cat

People shell out lakhs to own exotic animals & birds of fancy feathers

Times of IndiaTimes of India - Jan 22, 2018
He says dog breeds like Maltese, Shih Tzu, Shiba Inu, Chow Chow, Labrador retriever, and Golden Retriever are in demand and owning a dog with proper pedigree can cost up to 5 lakh. Among cats, the Bengal cat and Persian cat are in demand. Recommended ...  

Bengal Cat

Effie (Cooper) McAllister, 93, Orofino

Clearwater TribuneClearwater Tribune - Jan 17, 2018
She loved her faithful companion of many years, Whiskers, her beautiful Bengal cat. She opened her home to her grandson Kyle Jones in 2004 while her daughter and son-in-law relocated back to the area. She was proud to see him graduate high school in ...  

British Shorthair

Showing Love Through Food May Be Making Our Pets Obese and Unhappy

KQEDKQED - Jan 12, 2018
A British Shorthair cat. (VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images). Showing love through food. So where exactly is the problem? Are foods too high in calories? Are pets not getting enough exercise? Is it genetics? Or do we just fall for those puppy dog ...  

Himalayan Cat

Margit Louise Hallberg Grimme

The Killeen Daily HeraldThe Killeen Daily Herald - Jan 12, 2018
Margit was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Gertrude (Jensen) Hallberg; her younger brother Thomas Tobias “Toby” Hallberg; and her beloved Himalayan cat, Squeaker. Margit is survived by her husband, John Grimme; her sister-in-law, Regina ...  

Horse Breeding

Cian O'Connor horse breeding company jumping to new heights

Irish ExaminerIrish Examiner - Dec 21, 2017
Olympic medalist Cian O'Connor's horse breeding company last year cleared profits of €1.65m and is on course for another bumper year. Last weekend, Mr O'Connor who won a bronze medal winner at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, accepted the 'team of the ...  

Horseback Riding

Country artist Stephanie Quayle coming to Solvang

Lompoc RecordLompoc Record - Jan 20, 2018
She grew up in Montana, but Stephanie Quayle should feel right at home in the Santa Ynez Valley. The aspiring country music singer, who is performing at the Solvang Brewery on Thursday, Jan. 24, digs ranches and horseback riding. “I love spending time ...  

Horse Training

Owners to Rebuild Horse Training Center Ravaged by Lilac Fire

NBC 7 San DiegoNBC 7 San Diego - Jan 16, 2018
There are plans underway to rebuild a horse training center in Bonsall that was ravaged by last month's devastating Lilac Fire, according to the Union Tribune. Dozens of elite training horses were killed when the blaze tore through the San Luis Rey ...  


Morgan, Limestone queens first and second at Miss Rodeo USA

The Decatur DailyThe Decatur Daily - Jan 22, 2018
Summer Weldon rides with the U.S. flag in October during the Day of the Cowboy event at the Morgan County Sheriff's Arena in Hartselle. [CHRIS SHIMEK/DECATUR DAILY FILE]. Chris Shimek/Decatur Daily file. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save ...  

Freshwater Aquariums

'Full-scale' aquarium plans revealed!

Memphis Business JournalMemphis Business Journal - Oct 17, 2017
As visitors make their way down the Mississippi River model, there would be freshwater aquariums with a saltwater aquarium near the Gulf of Mexico model. The saltwater museum would be topped with an aviary featuring the more than 60 percent of North ...  

Saltwater Aquariums

Palytoxin: The danger hidden in tropical aquariums

The Biological SCENEThe Biological SCENE - Jan 8, 2018
When a request for analysis comes in, he tests water and zoanthid samples from home saltwater aquariums. “It comes in spurts probably about once a year. Sometimes there's a couple of years where it's been two or three times,” he says. “It's usually ...  

Butterfly Watching

Monarch sightings at Point Pelee should take off as temperature tumbles

CBC.caCBC.ca - Oct 2, 2017
There should be good butterfly viewing at the national park for the next two weeks. CBC News Posted: Oct 02, 2017 9:40 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 02, 2017 10:04 AM ET. The next two weeks should be better for butterfly watching at Point Pelee National Park ...  


Beginning beekeeping talk slated | Local | gazettetimes.com
Corvallis Gazette Times - Jan 12, 2018

The Linn Benton Beekeepers Association is presenting a free talk that will help people thinking about getting into beekeeping understand what to expect.  

Bird Watching

Kansas to host yearlong bird-watching contest

Topeka Capital JournalTopeka Capital Journal - Jan 12, 2018
A pair of ducks take off from a pond in December at Gage Park. (Chris Neal/The Capital-Journal). The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is hosting a yearlong birdwatching competition for birders of all ages. Participants in the 2018 ...  


Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend Falconry Meet

WAMCWAMC - Jan 12, 2018
This weekend the falconers of the Upper Hudson Valley host not only to their colleagues, but also a broader community that they interact with daily. This weekend long “meet” serves as a celebration of falconry and the region that boasts some of the ...  


Amsterdam's urban parrots 'must go', included on 'worst alien species' list

DutchNews.nlDutchNews.nl - Jan 4, 2018
A group campaigning for the eradication of invasive non-native plants and animals in the Netherlands says action should be taken about the ring-necked parakeets which have made their home in many Dutch towns and cities. The bright green birds have been ...  


Rare snowy owls spotted in Colorado are drawing crowds beyond ...

The Denver PostThe Denver Post - Jan 18, 2018
In this Dec. 14, 2017 photo, a snowy owl flies away after being released along the shore of Duxbury Beach in Duxbury, Mass. This month, snowy owls were listed as vulnerable — one step away from endangered — by the International Union for Conservation ...  


Pontificating on parakeets

Wicked Local WellfleetWicked Local Wellfleet - Jan 7, 2018
Dear Bird Folks,A friend of mine sent me these photos from London, which I believe are of parakeets. The birds seem out of place, but London is a big polyglot city. Are they native?–George, Arlington, VATake it easy, George, Try to remember to whom you ...  


Colorful Macaws Launch New Bird Exhibit at Notebaert Nature Museum

Chicago Tonight | WTTWChicago Tonight | WTTW - Jan 3, 2018
Noodle, an 18-year-old Hyacinth macaw, sits on the shoulder of Celeste Troon, director of living collections at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. (Photos by Alex Ruppenthal / Chicago Tonight). A trio of tropical birds has landed in Chicago this winter ...  


Why did passenger pigeons die out?

EarthSkyEarthSky - Jan 18, 2018
Native Americans also relied on passenger pigeons for food. But at least in parts of the passenger pigeons' range, people had learned to harvest the species at a sustainable level that didn't threaten to eradicate it. It was common in some parts of ...  


Don't Just Wing It: How To Choose The Best Pet Bird For You
Global Animal - Jan 11, 2018

In comparison, birds like conures, parrots (of whom there are many varieties), macaws, cockatoos, and toucans are problematic because they have not undergone the same process of long captive breeding and genetic selection. These birds are still wild ...  


Nissan Debuts XMotion SUV Concept with Koi Sidekick In Detroit

Hybrid Cars NewsHybrid Cars News - Jan 17, 2018
Nissan's new design language has taken center stage with the introduction of its new Xmotion SUV concept at the Detroit Motor Show. Pronounced “Crossmotion,” the six-passenger, utility-focused three-row SUV incorporates Nissan's revised design idea for ...  

Guinea Pig

Raiders to play NFL guinea pig in London in 2018

Silver and Black PrideSilver and Black Pride - Jan 15, 2018
Next season the Raiders are headed back to London for the second time in the past five seasons. This time, however, there is a slight wrinkle. They won't be playing in the usual locale at the massive 90K seat Wembley Stadium. And that's where it gets ...  


Meghan Markle Gave Queen Elizabeth a Singing Hamster for Christmas

Inside EditionInside Edition - Jan 8, 2018
Meghan Markle Gave Queen Elizabeth a Singing Hamster for Christmas. News 2:08 PM PST, January 8, 2018 - Inside Edition Staff. Meghan Markle's bizarre Christmas gift to future grandmother-in-law Queen Elizabeth II has been revealed, and it's a real ...  


Ferret group lobbying El Cajon to make it 'friendly' to the animals

The San Diego Union-TribuneThe San Diego Union-Tribune - Jan 13, 2018
He also acknowledged that the legalization of ferrets in California is considered a “joke issue” by most legislators. Wright has expressed interest in bringing the issue up for local “friendly” approval in Encinitas and further north in Culver City ...  


Snakes and lizards and geckos, oh my! The second annual Central Valley Reptile and Exotic Pet Expo stops in ...

The Bakersfield CalifornianThe Bakersfield Californian - Jan 8, 2018
The building was filled with squawking and squealing — much of the latter coming from humans interacting with eclectic animals such as: spotted geckos, iguanas, snakes, sulcata tortoises, parrots and even porcupines and lemurs. Exotic pet store owner ...  


Monkeys in Fukuoka enjoy a hot bath
NHK WORLD - Jan 20, 2018

A group of monkeys at a zoo in Fukuoka Prefecture, western Japan, has been taking refuge from the chilly winter conditions in a hot bath. Staff at the Fukuoka City Zoological Garden filled a pool with hot water for 50 macaque on Saturday, traditionally ...  


Gorillas sweep Lions in road set
Pittsburg Morning Sun - Jan 14, 2018

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — Two wins for the Pittsburg State basketball teams over Lindenwood on Saturday capped off a successful road trip for the Gorillas, as the women's team won 80-61 followed by an 85-65 victory for the men. PSU WOMEN PULL AWAY IN FOURTH ...  


Former Laboratory Chimpanzees Experience Life Outdoors for the ...

Inside EditionInside Edition - Jan 17, 2018
After spending a lifetime in cages, these former lab chimps are finding out what fresh air feels like as they explore the outdoors for the first time. A group of 15 chimpanzees called and hooted as they took in their new, six-acre outdoor sanctuary ...  


Hollywood 'unethical' for starring chimpanzees and orangutans in films

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Jan 18, 2018
Who can forget the high-fiving chimpanzee, smartly turned out in chinos and blue shirt, cavorting away with Leonardo DiCaprio and his gang of rogue traders in the 2013 biopic The Wolf of Wall Street? Or Crystal, the drug-dealing capuchin monkey in ...  


Lions' pride, eagles' convocation and baboons' congress
The Manila Times - Jan 18, 2018

For a new form of government, he is said to look now at the French model, with a strong President. But, he is so now very strong; whatever-Lolo-wants-Lolo-gets. Who isn't afraid of him? Good I have experience in playing Pretend. And who are his ...  


Münchner Mandrills sind jetzt in Vietnam

AbendzeitungAbendzeitung - Dec 19, 2017
Die Hellabrunner Mandrill-Gruppe ist Ende letzter Woche von München nach Vietnam gezogen. Damit gibt es in Hellabrunn zukünftig mehr Platz für die Zuchtgruppe der hochbedrohten und eng mit den Mandrills verwandten Drills. München - Am vergangenen ...  


Unlike Humans, Bonobos Shun Helpers And Befriend The Bullies

NPRNPR - Jan 4, 2018
Krupenye and his colleague Brian Hare decided to basically repeat those experiments with bonobos at Lola Ya Bonobo, a sanctuary for orphaned bonobos in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. One test involved three strangers putting on a little skit in ...  


Two black howler monkeys debut at Brevard Zoo

Florida TodayFlorida Today - Dec 21, 2017
Brevard Zoo already hosts siamangs, which often emit a noisy chorus of early morning hoots and screeches. These boisterous gibbons live in the Land of Change: Australia and Beyond loop. "The siamangs will call to each other. They'll do like an echo ...  


Of macaques and men: do bereaved monkeys need space to grieve?

The GuardianThe Guardian - Jan 3, 2018
How much older? Old-world monkeys, of which macaques are a genus, developed about 25 million years ago, taking a different evolutionary path from apes. Humans descend from the ape line, but still have a lot in common with macaques, sharing around 93 ...  

Colobus Monkeys

How Gov. Mark Dayton wants to spend $1.5 billion on construction ...

TwinCities.com-Pioneer PressTwinCities.com-Pioneer Press - Jan 17, 2018
Benjamin Mujkanovic, 5, from Prior Lake, studies Colobus monkeys at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley on Thursday Feb. 5, 2015. Governor Mark Dayton's 2018 public works proposal includes $34.8 million in zoo funding to upgrade the Tropics Trail exhibit ...  


Critically endangered monkeys worth £5000 each stolen from UK conservation centre

Express.co.ukExpress.co.uk - Jan 10, 2018
Police have launched an investigation into the disappearance of the three valuable cotton-top tamarins, with fears the rare primates will die unless they have expert care. There is global market for the rare south American monkeys renown for their ...  


Capuchins gave out over 5,000 bags of food this Christmas ...

BreakingNews.ieBreakingNews.ie - Dec 27, 2017
The religious order which runs a day centre for the homeless in Dublin city centre claims more than 200 people turned up for breakfast yesterday morning alone. On an average day they usually hand out over 850 hot meals. Alan Bailey, the centre's ...  


Slow loris tout arrested at Phuket beach

The Phuket NewsThe Phuket News - Jan 11, 2018
“On January 10, Khao Phra Ta Khao Wildlife Sanctuary officers joined with police and arrested one of the suspects touting slow lorises on Kata Beach,” said Chief Piyawat Sukon. “We caught her through a tip-off given by a tourist. But it is better not ...  


Monkey see, monkey do: Top 10 facts about man's closest evolutionary relatives

Express.co.ukExpress.co.uk - Dec 14, 2017
Monkey Day celebrates all kinds of simian animals such as monkeys, apes, tarsiers and lemurs. 1. Monkey Day celebrates monkeys and “all things simian” including apes, tarsiers and lemurs. 2. The Burmese sneezing monkey, discovered in 2010, clears its ...  


Double dose of mischief

NEWS.com.auNEWS.com.au - Jan 8, 2018
THEY sure are cute, but don't go too near these two baby marmosets with your shiny valuables.  


These alligators spent days trapped in swamp ice — and survived

Washington PostWashington Post - Jan 9, 2018
There's a certain Homo sapiens arrogance that comes around every time we get a Snowmageddon or a bomb cyclone. We assume that while we're shivering through single-digit temperatures, gaining a better appreciation of what it truly means to be Inuit ...  


Snakes, crocodiles and even LIONS left in lad's bed in SHOCKING ...

Daily StarDaily Star - Jan 18, 2018
AN INTERNET prankster has gone viral on social media after a series of jaw-dropping stunts putting killer animals inside his mates' beds.  


Performics Launches Amazon Advertising Bid Strategy, Auction Insights & Analytics Platform to Speed Optimization ...
Business Wire (press release) - Jan 10, 2018

Performics' Caiman technology makes clients' Amazon marketing investments more effective and efficient by enabling algorithmic optimization of Amazon campaigns using daily user data.” Beyond Caiman's data granularity, the platform significantly cuts ...  


Rights panel seeks gharial death report

The TelegraphThe Telegraph - Jan 13, 2018
Angul: Ban on fishing in the Mahanadi-Satkosia gorge to ensure the safety of gharial crocodiles has come under Odisha Human Rights Commission's (OHRC) scanner. The panel has asked the principal chief conservator of forest (wildlife) to furnish a ...  


Glow Sticks Help Ecologists Study Amphibians

Scientific AmericanScientific American - Jan 10, 2018
So, by just putting a glow stick in one of these minnow traps we increased the capture rates for our spotted salamanders and our Jefferson salamanders between on average two to four times.” And for the eastern red-spotted newt, the glow stick traps ...  


Saints dominate in 7-4 win over Antelopes

Both teams were freshened up coming off the dugouts with Saints scoring two runs to lead in the first inning. Gazelle came back strong in the second and third inning to level the score at 2-2 all. However, infield errors by Gazelle brought their ...  


The Science of Arachnids Exhibit coming to the Virginia Living Museum

wtkr.comwtkr.com - Jan 15, 2018
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – This coming Saturday the Virginia Living Museum will be invaded by arachnids for a few months. The Science of Arachnids Exhibit, presented by the National Exterminating Company, Inc., will be open from January 20 through April 10 ...  


Isaac Garcia officially added to Oregon State Beavers football roster ...

OregonLive.comOregonLive.com - Jan 16, 2018
Garcia has not played a down at Oregon State but was one of the top-rated commits from the Gary Andersen era.  


14 Buffalo Bills who are questionable to return for 2018 season

NewYorkUpstate.comNewYorkUpstate.com - Jan 17, 2018
Orchard Park, N.Y. — Sean McDermott spent his first offseason as head coach of the Buffalo Bills turning the roster over. When Brandon Beane arrived as general manager following the draft, the sweeping changes continued. The result was Buffalo's first ...  


Cheetahs coach: Lee one of SA's best centres | Sport24

Sport24Sport24 - Jan 22, 2018
Cheetahs coach Rory Duncan was full of praise for centre Nico Lee following their win over the Southern Kings in Bloemfontein.  


Meet the serval, ocelot and other wild cats starring in new BBC documentary

iNewsiNews - Jan 9, 2018
Ocelot. Found in: Central and South America. Ocelots are one of the most common cats in Central America, but because of their remarkable camouflage, they are rarely seen. The markings on their fur hide them amongst the dappled light of the forest ...  


9news.com | Deer rescued by his antlers from icy reservoir in ...

9NEWS.com9NEWS.com - Jan 21, 2018
Dive teams rescued a very cold, and rather frosty, deer from a reservoir in Lakewood during Sunday's snowstorm. Author: Kelly Jensen. Published: 8:12 PM MST January 21, 2018. During Sunday's snowfall, a deer found himself in quite a pickle. Lakewood ...  


Disneyland's flying Dumbo elephants are grounded, and the reason's kind of shady

The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News - Jan 13, 2018
Park creator Walt Disney planned to have Dumbo ready for opening day in July 1955, but engineers had trouble making the flying elephants' mechanical ears flap up and down as they'd hoped, according to David Koenig, author of “Mouse Tales” and other ...  


Fleet Foxes to play indie folk concert in SLO | The Tribune

The San Luis Obispo TribuneThe San Luis Obispo Tribune - Jan 16, 2018
Indie folk band Fleet Foxes will perform a concert at the Alex Madonna Expo Center in San Luis Obispo, California, in April 2018. The group is on tour in support of its album “Crack-Up.”  


Necking at the movies: Norristown zoo keeps giraffes entertained with flicks

WHYYWHYY - Jan 19, 2018
For many of us, snow days mean Netflix and chill. At the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, Pennsylvania, the giraffes have their own movie marathon while they're stuck indoors. During the cold snap, the giraffes have been coping by watching some of their ...  


Goats and Soda

NPRNPR - Jan 20, 2018
Yannick Wavre, a 30-year-old lawyer in Geneva, Switzerland, captured these hippos mid-river, at a spot in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park. "I was there with my wife for a few days as part as our honeymoon," he wrote to NPR via email. They were ...  


Insects could be the next hot ingredient used by European ...

euronewseuronews - Jan 18, 2018
A new set of EU rules allowing insect food to be sold in the European Union market came into force on January 1. Everyone from cricket farmers to producers of insect protein bars will be happy to learn that the new directive - called the 'novel foods ...  


Cows, koalas and kangaroos: Dairy farmer swaps Down for 'Down Under'

AgrilandAgriland - Jan 13, 2018
Just two months ago Co. Down dairy farmer Heather Martin found out she would take part in the trip of a lifetime touring Australia's top dairy herds. The 23-year-old was named this year's Holstein UK and Holstein Australia exchange winner. But she didn ...  


Spencer Hall posts numbers as Leopards find new way to win
Canton Repository - Jan 20, 2018

LOUISVILLE Senior guards Brandon Wahl and Derek Zeller have carried the torch — and scorched opposing defenses — for the Louisville Leopards this season. Friday night, Louisville discovered a new weapon and another way to win a basketball game beside ...  


Matt Patricia should be his own man, fire Lions OC Jim Bob Cooter

Detroit Free PressDetroit Free Press - Jan 19, 2018
If the Lions hire the Patriots' Matt Patricia as their head coach, there's no good reason for him to keep offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter.  


Zoology: Luminescent lizards -- ScienceDaily

Science DailyScience Daily - Jan 16, 2018
Chameleons are known to communicate with conspecifics by altering their surface coloration. Munich researchers have now found that the bony tubercles on the heads of many species fluoresce under UV light and form impressive patterns.  


These meerkats are having more fun than you, and they know it

Fort Worth Star TelegramFort Worth Star Telegram - Jan 9, 2018
Former reality TV stars often have a hard time letting go of fame, and it turns out meerkats are no different. Animal Planet's 'Meerkat Manor' has been off the air for almost a decade, but the critters at the Dallas Zoo can definitely still ham it up ...  


Will Ed Dickson land back with Panthers?

Panthers.comPanthers.com - Jan 18, 2018
In his contract year, Dickson filled in admirably for Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen.  

Prairie Dogs

Boulder County Parks and Open Space euthanizes majority of ...

The Denver PostThe Denver Post - Jan 17, 2018
Boulder County live trapped prairie dogs on seven open space properties last year. But most of the animals ended up as food for ferrets and raptors.  


Raccoons terrorize tenants of Aurora apartment complex

FOX31 DenverFOX31 Denver - Jan 18, 2018
AURORA, Colo. -- Raccoons have become a huge problem at the Red Sky Condominiums in Aurora. Tenants have had the animals fall through ceilings and into bedrooms. Others have had raccoon urine drip through their ceilings onto bathroom floors and ...  


Florida Is 'Raining Iguanas.' Will The Invasive Reptiles Adapt?

National GeographicNational Geographic - Jan 5, 2018
Many reptiles will die in the days following Florida's cold snap, but it's unlikely the weather will put a dent in populations long term. Florida Is So Cold, Iguanas Are Falling From Trees. By Sarah Gibbens. PUBLISHED January 5, 2018. While much of the ...  


Jamie Jones-Buchanan says Leeds Rhinos are well placed to cope ...

Mirror.co.ukMirror.co.uk - Jan 20, 2018
Super League champions faltered after top trio retired in 2015, and must now defend their title without iconic duo Danny McGuire and Rob Burrow.  


Surprising Discovery of Bones From Fussy Rodents Show Ancient Byzantines Farmed Israel's Negev

HaaretzHaaretz - Jan 16, 2018
The discovery of bones from picky rodents where none were expected has led Israeli archaeologists to conclude that the early Byzantines extensively farmed the Negev desert over 1,500 years ago. The Negev: Not a hospitable place for farmers, or jirds ...  


10 Fascinating Facts About Squirrels

Care2.comCare2.com - Jan 21, 2018
In a recent viral video that's as funny as it is scary, loud music plays in an upstate New York kitchen as two police officers enter the room. The homeowner had called the Brockport Police Department to complain that a squirrel was eating cookies and ...  


Memphis Tigers beat Temple in OT on last-second shot by Kareem ...

The Commercial AppealThe Commercial Appeal - Jan 13, 2018
The Tigers got a last-second 3-pointer by junior Kareem Brewton, Jr. to get past Temple in overtime.  


Climate Change Means 'Virtually No Male Turtles' Born In A Key Nesting Ground

NPRNPR - Jan 10, 2018
Warming temperatures are having a profound and potentially devastating impact on one of the most important green sea turtle populations in the world. Scientists were surprised to find that "virtually no male turtles" are being hatched in a key breeding ...  


Defeat of plague of 'pirate' rats that drove Galápagos giant tortoises ...

International Business Times UKInternational Business Times UK - Jan 2, 2018
For the first time in a more than a century, officials have confirmed that several giant tortoises from the critically endangered species C. duncanensis have been born naturally on an island in the Galápagos archipelago. The introduction of black and ...  

Wild Cats

Meet the serval, ocelot and other wild cats starring in new BBC documentary

iNewsiNews - Jan 9, 2018
There are 40 species of wild cats in the world – some more elusive than others. Gavin Boyland and Paul Williams, producers on the new BBC series 'Big Cats', explain how their team found and filmed these beautiful creatures. Ocelot. Found in: Central ...  


Wolves complete 5-0 homestand with rout of Trail Blazers

Minneapolis Star TribuneMinneapolis Star Tribune - Jan 15, 2018
And while Portland did put together one nice run to pull within 11, the Wolves had the lead back up to 26 when coach Tom Thibodeau emptied the bench with 5:10 remaining. “The guys are playing unselfishly,” Thibodeau said. “But I don't want our guys to ...  


Zebras look to stay ahead of the PVL class on pitch

Auburn JournalAuburn Journal - Jan 11, 2018
It didn't take long for the weather to have an effect on the start of the Pioneer Valley League boys soccer season. Wednesday's opening night PVL match scheduled between Bear River and Placer was postponed. The two teams will get together and try again ...  


Armadillo, Hedgehog and Rabbit Genes Reveal How Pregnancy Evolved

Scientific AmericanScientific American - Jan 10, 2018
To find out how placental mammals are able to withstand the protein assault in these early days, Chavan analysed the inflammatory response in three of these species: the rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) and hedgehog ...  

American Bison

Blackfeet bison project shared

Choteau AcanthaChoteau Acantha - Jan 17, 2018
They explained that in 2014, tribes from across the Great Plains came together to sign a treaty to recognize and revitalize the ancient relationship between native people and “buffalo,” Native Americans' customary word for North American bison. The ...  


City of Crystal River floating around ideas to better protect manatees in Kings Bay

ABC Action NewsABC Action News - Jan 22, 2018
Things Cross instructs visitors on things to do around manatees include getting into the water calmly. staying quiet while observing them from a good distance and not splashing waves at the mammals. Crystal River city officials understand the value of ...  


Skiing the Jackrabbit Trail to McKenzie Pond

Adirondack ExplorerAdirondack Explorer - Jan 21, 2018
One was a veteran backcountry skier from Saranac Lake who, with his wife, had skied the Jackrabbit from Lake Placid soon after the thaw. By the time they reached McKenzie Brook in the late afternoon, it was indeed impassable. To avoid the crossing ...  


Image of Porcupine herd travels across the country
The Arctic Sounder - Jan 19, 2018

There are no photographs of bison spilling by the thousands across the Great Plains. By the time cameras came along, most of the bison were gone. John Wright of Fairbanks believes he has an Alaska version of what that photo might have been. His image ...  


In My Time: The creek in Chipmunk Coulee

The Westby TimesThe Westby Times - Jan 12, 2018
The most precious legacy left me by my ancestors was a love of country and the farming way of life. I treasure every hour I spent among the hills and valleys, along the creeks and rivers and in the woods and fields. Though often weary to the core of my ...  

Bull Frog

KENNY BAYLESS: 11-year-old Johnson nabs his first buck

Terre Haute Tribune StarTerre Haute Tribune Star - Jan 7, 2018
In a minute, dad grabbed Wyatt's leg and looked at him, bug-eyed like a bull frog! The buck came from behind on dad's side. Wyatt couldn't see it even with it being six yards from the tree the stand was in. The buck finally took a couple steps forward ...  

American Crow

Danville Christmas Bird Count group turns in annual midwinter report

Kankakee Daily JournalDanville Advocate - Jan 11, 2018
... Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Eastern Phoebe, Loggerhead Shrike, White-eyed Vireo, Blue Jay, American Crow, Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Winter Wren, Carolina Wren, Golden ...  


Waxwing Technology offers Driftless Region much-needed IT support

Swnews4uSwnews4u - Dec 20, 2017
GAYS MILLS - Waxwing Technology Consulting and Device Repair moved in the Gays Mills Mercantile Center last week. Jake Stephens, who was in the last graduating class of Gays Mills High School (1991), has brought his work and family home to where his ...  


Wildflower planting on farms boosts birds, from skylarks to starlings

The GuardianThe Guardian - Jan 3, 2018
Wildflower planting on farms boosts birds, from skylarks to starlings. New research shows wildlife-friendly farming can quickly help bird populations bounce back, but large-scale rollout will be needed to reverse long-term declines. A flock of ...  


Great Outdoors: Nature abounds in a city

Press & Sun-BulletinPress & Sun-Bulletin - Jan 19, 2018
One minute a dozen or so house finches nibble seeds on the ground; the next feathered chaos breaks loose. Charcoal gray, sleek and long-tailed – a jet fighter of sorts – a Cooper's hawk sweeps in for the kill. Great squawking ensues. Finches madly ...  


Scott Rall: Pheasants Forever and farmers: Finding common ground
Daily Globe - Jan 12, 2018

Pheasants Forever, the habitat organization, knows these facts as well. For years PF has offered producers individual help for their operations by having an agricultural professional from the Natural Resource Conservation Service at their national ...  


The price of national security is paid in many currencies
Minneapolis Star Tribune - Jan 11, 2018

I've been to Santa Ana NWR several times. I made my 550th North American bird sighting there — an Anhinga. I had wandered away from my tour group to check the shore of a small pond. There, in a tree, wings stretched to dry, was the Anhinga. On visits ...  


Critically-endangered Spoonbill sandpiper spotted in Negros Occidental

Inquirer.netInquirer.net - Jan 8, 2018
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has included it in the Red List of Threatened Species as critically endangered – the highest threat assigned to species that are already at the brink of extinction, Gatumbato noted. The ...  


Pesky woodpecker pecking at your house? Here's why they drive us ...

Minneapolis Star TribuneMinneapolis Star Tribune - Jan 9, 2018
Wood-sided homes are often the target of a woodpecker's relentless urge to peck. But they're not usually looking for bugs.  


SeaHorses overpower Brave Thunders, await showdown with Jets in Emperor's Cup final

The Japan TimesThe Japan Times - Jan 6, 2018
The SeaHorses delivered a strong defensive effort. The nine-time All-Japan Championship winner came through offensively, too, moving the ball well. Eleven of the 12 players on Mikawa's roster put points on the board. The SeaHorses also outrebounded the ...  

Sea Lions

California sea lions rebound; population triples over 40 years

Ventura County StarVentura County Star - Jan 19, 2018
The work by NOAA Fisheries researchers showed the population reached its carrying capacity of 275000 sea lions in 2008.  


What's up with the gigantic jellyfish washing up on Central Coast beaches?

The San Luis Obispo TribuneThe San Luis Obispo Tribune - Jan 17, 2018
Earlier this month, a handful of large jellyfish lay scattered across the dog beach that stretches from Morro Bay to Cayucos. The large, round masses were Aurelia aurita, or moon jellies — a transparent jellyfish common on the surface of the open ...  


Sailfish catches are record-setting

TCPalmTCPalm - Jan 19, 2018
Sailfish release flags were strung from the outriggers of nearly every boat which ventured offshore, as has been the case all week. One of the best sailfish seasons in recent history — possibly as good as 2012 — is underway and charter fishing ...  


Is this the ultimate holiday for water babies?

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Jan 8, 2018
I watch as my daughter eyeballs a foot-long parrotfish. She's so close to its beaky, iridescent face, I fear she may actually kiss it. Lola's black fins weave together like a mermaid as she darts off after a troop of stripy sergeant majors, resplendent ...  


Kodiak fishermen find extra work through halibut research amid stock concern

KTOOKTOO - Jan 9, 2018
They set gear and bring in the fish so scientists on board can focus on the research. “They can see how we harvest the resource and then we can see how they assess the stock and it's kinda great to have that interaction between, I think, the harvester ...  


The cold is keeping the pelagics here

FL Keys NewsFL Keys News - Jan 17, 2018
The cold fronts Florida is experiencing this month have plummeted the water temps along the central coast into the 60s, thus forcing the wintertime pelagics down to the Keys to hang here for the season. We're talking about king mackerel and sailfish ...  


Spirit of the Entrepreneur: Toads and Teacups/Danny's Music

Valdosta Daily TimesValdosta Daily Times - Jan 14, 2018
As of right now, the music side of the business rents band and orchestra instruments, sells guitar, drums, keyboards and accessories. Crosby carries the brands Dewey, Yamaha, Alvarez, Shure, Peavey and others. When asked what advice he would give to a ...  


Go Wild in the Park Program: Hellbender Salamanders
Farm and Dairy - Jan 12, 2018

Join Ohio Department of Natural Resources Naturalist Mike Mainhart at Salem Public Library on January 24, 2018 for a program featuring America's largest aquatic salamander and one of Ohio's wonders of nature, the Eastern Hellbender. Learn more about ...  

Tree Frog

Wild About Texas: Identical tree frog species distinguishable only by call

San Angelo Standard TimesSan Angelo Standard Times - Jan 6, 2018
While there are many species that employ a method of mimicry to give them the appearance of another species – usually a harmless creature disguised as something dangerous — sometimes, there are varieties that can only be differentiated in other ways ...  

Leaf Frog

How Amazonian Tree Frog Poison Became the Latest Treatment for Addiction

VICEVICE - May 9, 2016
In March of this year, Beth Marsh, a 29-year-old photographer from London, paid about $85 to have small circles of her skin burnt and anointed with kambo, the poison of an Amazonian giant leaf frog, before being induced to vomit into a bucket to a ...  

Dart Frog

Now We Know Why Poison Frogs Don't Poison Themselves

National GeographicNational Geographic - Sep 28, 2017
New Poison Dart Frog Found in the Amazonian Rain Forest January 18th, 2017 - Deep in the Peruvian Amazon, in a region known as the Manú Biosphere Reserve, Shirley Jennifer Serrano Rojas heard something: a unfamiliar frog's croak. The sound belonged to ...  

Coral Snake

Don't look now, but that creepy, crawly thing may be lethal

Las Cruces Sun-NewsLas Cruces Sun-News - Jan 14, 2018
The southern part of New Mexico is home to the deadly coral snake. (Photo: Getty). The southern part of New Mexico, she said, is also home to the deadly coral snake. The coral snake has red and black bands with small yellow stripes in between the two ...  


Handling rattlesnakes wasn't always the plan for West Texas Rattlesnake Show performer

Billings GazetteBillings Gazette - Jan 21, 2018
Richardson seemed, for the most part, comfortable as he stood before a large crowd Saturday afternoon at the Great Rockies Sport Show at MetraPark, in a glass enclosure with 10 rattlesnakes piled up around the perimeter like venomous landmines. The ...  


Snakes and the city

Mmegi OnlineMmegi Online - Jan 15, 2018
The names themselves strike terror into the heart of the average listener. Black Mamba (mokwepa), Snouted Cobra, Mozambique Spitting Cobra (collectively kake), Boomslang (logwere), Twig Snake (legonyana) and Puff Adder (lebolobolo). These are the top ...  


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

Sci-News.comSci-News.com - Jul 19, 2016
“The newly discovered Talamancan palm-pitviper is a striking green-and-black snake living in some of the most remote regions of Costa Rica,” Prof. Parkinson said. The coloring is a characteristic the Talamancan palm-pitviper shares with its close ...  

Sea Snake

Venomous Sea Snake Found Off California—How'd It Get There?

National GeographicNational Geographic - Jan 17, 2018
The yellow-bellied sea snake found on Newport Beach was close to death and humanely euthanized. Photograph Courtesy Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. By Jason G. Goldman. PUBLISHED January 17, 2018. The yellow-bellied sea snake has the ...  

Rat Snake

No arms, no legs, two heads: Two-headed snake on display at fish hatchery

Branson Tri-Lakes newsBranson Tri-Lakes news - Jan 17, 2018
“They noticed there was two heads and said 'this might not be a copperhead' and took pictures and went on the web and found it was a baby black snake, which is now known as the western rat snake.” The snake's condition, known as polycephaly, isn't seen ...  

King Cobra

Denver Zoo's Unique Treatment Puts King Cobra With Cancer In ...

CBS LocalCBS Local - Jan 9, 2018
A veterinarian at the Denver Zoo has put a king cobra with cancer in remission.  

Corn Snake

Spaghetti the corn snake has a newly-crocheted tube sweater ...

Boing BoingBoing Boing - Dec 29, 2017
By crocheting over a piece of PVC pipe, Redditor Rancor_Emperor's (aka Sean) sister was able to crochet up a purple sweater for her brother's corn snake, Spaghetti. She gifted the long tube to the pet reptile on Christmas. The Dodo shares: “She asked ...  

Black Mamba

Otty Father Cup: Black Mamba to face Hakati Sportiff in semis | Goal ...

Goal.comGoal.com - Jan 15, 2018
Kaloleni Black Mamba and Hakati Sportiff from Makadara are the two team in the finals of the Otty Fatha Memorial Cup that will be staged on Sunday 21st January, 2018. Hakati Sportiff knocked out Cinema FC from Maringo with a lone goal in the last ...  


The Kingsnake of Queens: Inside the Investigation That Brought Down a New York Reptile Trafficker

The New YorkerThe New Yorker - Apr 18, 2017
But word had already spread through the tight-knit kingsnake community. “Everyone who saw that post was, like, Whoa, red flag,” Special Agent Paul Montuori, of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, told me recently. “They sort of called him out.” At ...  

Python Snake

Pretty Penny beats warrior Xena in Forest Preserve python-naming effort

The Herald-NewsThe Herald-News - Jan 15, 2018
The Forest Preserve District of Will County's new ball python snake has a name thanks to hundreds of votes cast on social media. The name Penny was the top choice for the snake, which has joined the Forest Preserve's menagerie at Plum Creek Nature ...  

Boa Constrictor

East Alton fire damages house, firefighters save dogs and boa ...

Alton TelegraphAlton Telegraph - Jan 17, 2018
EAST ALTON — Firefighters from several departments made quick work extinguishing a house fire Tuesday night, while also saving the lives of two dogs and a caged, boa constrictor. “We kept the boa constrictor warm in the back of an engine (cab) and we ...  

Gopher Snake

Portola Valley promotes safer rodent control
The Almanac Online - Jan 11, 2018

The final presenters, Jennifer Gale with CuriOdyssey and Jenny Papka with Native Bird Connections, showed off four live predators, or nature's version of rodent control: a peregrine falcon, barn owl, gopher snake and Western screech owl. Ms. Papka ...  

Indigo Snake

Land trust locks up 522 acres in environmental corridor, federal money to protect more

Florida Times-UnionFlorida Times-Union - Dec 28, 2017
The corridor is also valuable as territory for the Florida black bear and the federally protected red cockaded woodpecker and indigo snake. A natural corridor between the two national forests has been a longtime goal for conservationists who want a way ...  

Garter Snake

Snake species believed to had vanished reappears in Arizona | The ...
Seattle Times - Jan 7, 2018

PHOENIX (AP) — A snake historically found in most Arizona watersheds but not seen along the Colorado River for more than 100 years has turned up again. Biologist Michael Lester discovered a northern Mexican garter snake, which was designated as a ...  

Water Snake

A is for Alpaca: A North Country Bestiary
North Country Public Radio - Jan 12, 2018

N is for Newt. A lively little newt searching for a warm place in the sun on the trail at Buck Mountain in Lake George. Photo: Carmen Stuart Fennessey, Potsdam, NY. And also for northern things - northern shrike, northern flicker, northern water snake ...  

Blue Whale

Clamber inside a blue whale's heart at Telus Spark's new exhibit

CBC.caCBC.ca - Jan 21, 2018
Child-size visitors to Calgary's Telus Spark have a unique opportunity — to clamber inside a life-size model of a blue whale's heart. Whales Tohorā, an exhibit from the National Museum of New Zealand, made a splash in Calgary on Saturday when it ...  

Humpback Whale

Humpback whale entangled in 285ft of rope freed by rescuers off coast of Hawaii

The IndependentThe Independent - Jan 16, 2018
A humpback whale spotted off the coast of Hawaii entangled in 285ft of rope has been freed by rescuers. The animal was first spotted on Thursday by the captain of a fishing boat near Makena Beach, on Maui island. A rescue team arrived on the scene, but ...  

Killer Whale

Killer whale stops by Warrnambool

Warrnambool StandardWarrnambool Standard - Jan 15, 2018
A woman got a surprise on Sunday evening after she spotted a killer whale, or orca, swimming in Warrnambool's Lady Bay. Lorrae Harding snapped photos on her phone from the breakwater. Killer Whales Australia manager David Donnelly said sightings had ...  

Beaked Whale

The global scourge

New Straits Times OnlineNew Straits Times Online - Jan 22, 2018
A few months ago, Norwegian scientists found 30 plastic bags and other plastic waste in the stomach of a Cuvier's beaked whale stranded off the island of Sotra. The animal was so emaciated that it had to be put down. The plastic makes the animal feel ...  

Right Whale

North Atlantic right whale extinction a real possibility

Nantucket Island InquirerNantucket Island Inquirer - Dec 29, 2017
29, 2017) The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration top fisheries administrator in the Northeast has asked for more help from fishermen to save the North Atlantic right whale from extinction, along with receiving assurances from Canadian ...  

Minke Whale

Watch: 20 blue sharks feast on minke whale carcass

Earth Touch NewsEarth Touch News - Jan 11, 2018
Orcas might have a taste for whale tongue, but the efficient hunters often leave a smorgasbord of blubber and meat behind after a meal. An abandoned minke whale carcass seen bobbing off the coast of California recently had passing blue sharks chomping ...  

Sperm Whale

Bowhead Whale

Scientists use underwater robot created by Northeastern researcher ...

News@NortheasternNews@Northeastern - Jan 10, 2018
Zooplankton are the foundation of the marine food chain. These tiny organisms provide food and energy to fish, sea birds, and other marine mammals—including the bowhead whale, which feeds exclusively on zooplankton. What do zooplankton eat? They feed ...  

Grey Whale

Mendocino Art Center announces Members' Juried Exhibit awards

Mendocino BeaconMendocino Beacon - Jan 14, 2018
Honorable mention awards were given to Ilja Tinfo, “Phoenix Rising,” oil; and Papas Brodigan, “California Grey Whale,” pine sculpture. Craig Gilliland, artist and owner of Sprindrift Gallery in Gualala and Sea Ranch since 2003, juried this year's ...  

Beluga Whale

Researchers hope Beaufort Sea beluga tagging will shed light on whale diets, travelling habits

CBC.caCBC.ca - Jan 2, 2018
People in the Beaufort Delta region of the Northwest Territories are hoping a planned beluga whale tagging program will shed new light on whale habits. About a month ago, members of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), the Fisheries Joint ...  

Whale Shark

'Why Hello There': Curious Whale Shark Cozies Up to Australian Fishermen

Sputnik InternationalSputnik International - Jan 12, 2018
Employees of Four Eyewear took to Murphy's Reef near Mooloolaba for what they believed to be a casual fishing trip. To their surprise, a whale shark decided to pay them a visit and inspect the unusual lines that have invaded its path. Accompanied by ...  

Great White Shark

Stunned fishermen accidentally attract a SIX-METRE great white shark with bait

Daily MailDaily Mail - Jan 20, 2018
Stunned fishermen accidentally attract a SIX-METRE great white shark with bait - but the close encounter doesn't deter the keen anglers. Three fishermen came across a a six-metre great white shark at Glenelg beach; Shocking footage shows the moment the ...  

Tiger Shark

Tagged tiger shark proving unstoppable
Science Daily - Jan 12, 2018

Not freezing temperatures or nor'easters or Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose or Maria can stop "Andy," a tiger shark tagged in Bermuda by scientists from Nova Southeastern University's (NSU) Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) in 2014. Travelling ...  

Gray Seal

Gray seal pup rescued from roadside in Amagansett

NewsdayNewsday - Jan 17, 2018
A seal pup was rescued from the side of the road in Amagansett Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Photo Credit: Dell Cullum. By Rachel Uda rachel.uda@newsday.com @Rachel_Uda Updated January 17, 2018 4:50 PM. Print See Comments Share. Share Tweet Share Email. A ...  

Fur Seal

The Tricky Science of Brain Surgery on an Adorable Fur Seal

GizmodoGizmodo - Jan 15, 2018
For the past four years, she's swam alongside three fur seal pups and an adult male, Sam, at the aquarium. But in September, Ziggy had a series of seizures, and was rushed up to the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. She was ...  

Harbor Seal

Young harbor seal in recovery

Seacoastonline.comSeacoastonline.com - Jan 18, 2018
HAMPTON -- A young harbor seal found stranded at Hampton Beach last week is recovering from pneumonia at a Massachusetts animal rehabilitation center, where staff hope to help her recover well enough to return to the wild. Winnicut, or “Winnie,” the ...  

Elephant Seal

Part Of Drakes Beach To Be Closed For Nursing Elephant Seal Pups
SFGate - Jan 14, 2018

Part of a beach in Marin County will be closed until mid-March to protect nursing elephant seal pups and the public, National Park Service officials said. Starting today, part of Drakes Beach, which is within Point Reyes National Seashore, will be ...  

Polar Bear

Brotherly love! Polar bear cubs climb over their mother to give each other a cute kiss at Canadian wildlife park

Daily MailDaily Mail - Jan 16, 2018
A photographer captured the adorable moment two polar bear cubs climb over their mother to give each other a kiss. The brothers had only recently emerged for the first time from their den in the Wapusk National Park in Manitoba, Canada. Yan Shao, 46 ...  

Brown Bear

Himalayan brown bear safaris in India – all you need to know about seeing one of the world's rarest animals

South China Morning PostSouth China Morning Post - Dec 25, 2017
We are up early, 5.30am. We have to be if we are to get into position to spot India's largest predatory mammal, the Himalayan brown bear, before the sun rises. Already extinct in Bhutan, the Himalayan brown bear numbers less than 200 in Pakistan. India ...  

Black Bear

Black bear sightings on the rise in Alabama

Nooga.comNooga.com - Jan 21, 2018
According to Auburn University's Dr. Todd Steury, interactions between humans and black bears in Alabama increased last year and will likely continue to do so for the near future, at least in the northeast corner of the state. Steury and graduate ...  

Panda Bear

Panda Bear And More To Play Rewire 2018

The QuietusThe Quietus - Jan 9, 2018
The Hague's Rewire Festival has announced its second wave of acts with the likes of Panda Bear, James Holden & The Animal Spirits and Beatriz Ferreyra all confirmed to play. Also added to the bill today are SOPHIE, Julianna Huxtable, Fatima Al Qadiri ...  

Koala Bear

How much development can a koala bear?

The Queensland TimesThe Queensland Times - Jan 5, 2018
TREE CHANGE: Ruth Lewis said koalas would have a positive future if new developments were well planned. Use this content. Hayden Johnson. by Hayden Johnson. Hayden Johnson Journalist. Hayden is a young and versatile member of our team. He covers ...  

Grizzly Bear

Grizzlies waive Vince Hunter, sign Myke Henry

Grizzly Bear BluesGrizzly Bear Blues - Jan 13, 2018
The Memphis Grizzlies announced this afternoon that they waived forward Vince Hunter and signed guard/forward Make Henry. Henry, who has played the last two seasons with the Oklahoma City Blue, has been signed to a two-way contract. The 6-6 man out of ...  


SSR Mining (SSRM) Granted EIA Approval for Chinchillas Project
StreetInsider.com - Dec 27, 2017

SSR Mining Inc. (NASDAQ: SSRM) announces today that it has received approval of the Environmental Impact Assessment ("EIA") from the Argentine regulatory authorities for Puna Operations Inc.'s Chinchillas project in Jujuy Province, Argentina ...  


Sea Otters Ravaging Shellfish in Southeast Alaska

SeafoodNewsSeafoodNews - Jan 19, 2018
Sea Otters Ravaging Shellfish in Southeast Alaska SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio with Laine Welch] - January 19, 2018 Sea Otters Ravaging Shellfish in Southeast Alaska This is Fish Radio. I'm Laine Welch – Southeast calls for changes to combat sea otters ...  


Feral camels from the Nullarbor tamed for new Perth tourism venture ...

ABC OnlineABC Online - Jan 15, 2018
So it's not sunset on Cable Beach, but the operator of a new camel tourism venture along Perth's foreshore wants it becomes a quintessential city experience.  


Blue tongue outbreak among sheep in Brazil

MercoPressMercoPress - Jan 10, 2018
“Blue tongue” is a non-contagious, insect-borne, viral disease of ruminants, mainly sheep and less frequently cattle, goats, buffalo, deer, dromedaries, and antelope. Uruguayan animal health authorities are on the alert following the outbreak of a blue ...  


Second-half surge: Kernels race past Gazelles

Daily RepublicDaily Republic - Jan 12, 2018
The Gazelles responded as Yankton's Emily Oswald converted a layup at the buzzer to push Yankton back in front 14-13 at the end of opening frame. The second quarter was a defensive battle with the two teams combining to score just 11 points. "We didn't ...  


Mike Abramson's Goal With Yard Goats Is To Make The Team Even More Popular

Hartford CourantHartford Courant - Jan 16, 2018
Abramson, 43, was the Yard Goats' assistant GM last season, and he has 12 years of experience in the front offices of minor league baseball, beginning with six years as the VP of business development for the Pawtucket Red Sox, the Triple A affiliate of ...  


Watch: A LaSalle Teen's Ups And Downs Showing His Pigs At The National Western

Colorado Public RadioColorado Public Radio - Jan 20, 2018
Jake Johnson at home in LaSalle with some of the awards he's earned over the years from showing pigs. (Rachel Ramber/CPR News). Jake Johnson is a 15 year old high schooler from LaSalle who grew up the way a lot of farm kids do, jumping in and learning ...  


The Magicians board the Muntjac in new Season 3 trailer

Den of Geek USSYFY WIRE (blog) - Jan 2, 2018
SYFY's The Magicians sees its third season premiere in just over a week and the land of Fillory is as different as the Brakebills University bunch has ever seen it. Their schooling - at a secret institution specializing in magic, of course - hasn't ...  


Why Lemurs Have Such Strange Diets

Scientific AmericanScientific American - Jan 16, 2018
Lemurs are primates, like humans, but they're an odd bunch. Found only on Madagascar, an island off eastern Africa, this group includes some of the only primates known to hibernate—and some of the few that feast primarily on leaves instead of fruits ...  


Aggies down Anteaters

The AggieThe Aggie - Jan 12, 2018
After two months of battling it out with non-conference opponents, the UC Davis men's basketball team opened Big West conference play last Thursday night with a 64-53 win over the UC Irvine Anteaters. This victory, in a contest that featured a rematch ...  


Supporter Spotlight: Suzanne Davenport

Rainforest Trust (press release) (blog)Rainforest Trust (press release) (blog) - Jan 10, 2018
That excitement translated into years of generous support and since 2011, Suzanne raised awareness and funds for several of our South American and Southeast Asian projects where tapirs would receive protection. In addition to supporting Rainforest ...  


London zoo names newborn okapi after Meghan Markle

Eyewitness NewsEyewitness News - Jan 17, 2018
LONDON - Meghan Markle, the American actress who is engaged to Britain's Prince Harry, has a new namesake after London zoo named a just-born okapi after her in honour of her wedding in May. Meghan the okapi was born on 9 December 2017 to Oni, in a ...  


Forget gerbils

Cornwall LiveCornwall Live - Dec 18, 2017
This year licences were sought from Cornwall Council for two servals, six clouded leopards, two snow leopards, 14 camels, three adders and five ostriches. Last year licences were granted for two pumas, two lynx, six servals, four Malaysian leopard cats ...  


Vultures an integral part of ecosystem
Record Bee - Jan 17, 2018

Lake County bird watchers had a golden opportunity to view a wide array of local birds Saturday during the bird hike at the Clear Lake State Park. The hike was hosted by Brad and Kathy Barnwell, two of the most experienced bird watchers in the county ...  


Penguin pops in for quick visit on boat in Antarctica.. and it's not the only one

fox8.comfox8.com - Jan 18, 2018
NEWCOMB BAY, Antarctica — Surprise! A penguin popped in for a quick visit as Australian expeditioners were out on boats in Antarctica. According to the Australian Antarctic Division,the group was out on the water near Casey Station — a research ...  


Pelicans vs. Bulls 3-pointer

The AdvocateThe Advocate - Jan 21, 2018
New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins (0) heads up court after scoring during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD. Facebook ...  


Flamingos create stunning shadows over salt marshes
CCTV - Jan 10, 2018

Hundreds of pink flamingos have created stunning shadows on the surface of water below them as they fly over colorful salt marshes. Stunning images had captured from an airplane flying at around 300 meters above the ground and depict beautiful birds ...  

Bearded Dragon

If women ran the world . . .

NewsdayNewsday - Jan 21, 2018
And there's this: A decade ago, researchers proved that eggs of the bearded dragon lizard raised at higher temperatures develop into females no matter what their chromosomes say. So if predominantly male climate-change deniers succeed in blocking steps ...  


Donskoi ties it with 15.4 seconds left, Sharks win in OT

News & ObserverNews & Observer - Jan 14, 2018
It all happened in a flash amid a scramble in front of the goal, and Marc-Edouard Vlasic didn't want to dwell on the details — like whether he actually touched the puck on the winning goal. It was no matter. Vlasic was credited with an overtime goal ...  


Dave George: Now Dolphins are even looking up at Jacksonville Jaguars

Palm Beach PostPalm Beach Post - Jan 12, 2018
Jacksonville quarterback Blake Bortles helped the Jaguars defeat Buffalo in last week's first round of the playoffs. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images). The Miami Dolphins have been trying for years to be like the New England Patriots, reigning kings of the ...  


Puddled by puddles

The Tand D.comThe Tand D.com - Dec 29, 2017
Ringworms or other parasites, jagged glass and tin cans come to mind. All recipes for a trip to the doctor or the emergency room. As our grandmother drew us from our playing in shallow puddles which carried potentially dangerous risks, so the psalmist ...  


Billion-Dollar Unicorns: Can Okta Sustain Its Valuation?

Seeking AlphaSeeking Alpha - Jan 18, 2018
Unlike some other unicorns that have come into the public market and collapsed, Okta seems like a robust company with a solid value proposition. It is much more likely to sustain its valuation than many other recently public unicorns. According to a ...  

Wolf Spider

Biologists look to the past for early genetic development of tiny spider and insect eyes

Phys.OrgPhys.Org - Jan 11, 2018
A Hogna wolf spider shows off his magnificent visual system consisting of four pairs of eyes around the front and sides of his head, giving him a near 360-degree view. Credit: Sean McCann. With the increasing advantages of DNA sequencing, University of ...  

Widow Spider

Mum 'bitten by false widow spider' as she tried on boots in Primark ...

MetroMetro - Dec 30, 2017
A shopper has claimed she was bitten on the ankle by a false widow spider as she tried on a pair of boots in Primark. When Vicki Cranidge felt a...  


The Oldest Known Butterflies Existed Before Flowers

SmithsonianSmithsonian - Jan 11, 2018
To help them slurp up tasty nectar from floral tubes, butterflies and moths have a long, tongue-like mouthpiece known as a proboscis. The prevailing (and very logical) theory about this handy appendage is that butterflies and moths evolved their ...  


Farmer who abused greyhounds allowed to keep herd of cows
Independent.ie - Jan 13, 2018

David Kirwan (48), of Currabaha East near Kilmacthomas in Co Waterford, appeared at the Circuit Criminal Court yesterday charged under Section 12 (a) of the Animal Welfare Act. Despite having the dogs confiscated by the ISPCA, with one being destroyed ...  


Joey Bada$$ Reworks Prince's "When Doves Cry"

NoiseyNoisey - Jan 21, 2018
"When Thugs Cry" was supposed to be on 'All-Amerikkkan Bada$$,' but nobody could clear the sample.  


Human Fleas and Lice Spread Black Death

The ScientistThe Scientist - Jan 16, 2018
Researchers have long thought that fleas on rats spread the Black Death during medieval times, but a new study suggests it was, instead, fleas and lice on people that transmitted the plague.FLICKR, BAYER CROPSCIENCE UKRats may have gotten a bad rap ...  


Planetarium show 'On Dragonflies and Seeing Dark' comes to Ritche Observatory

Bainbridge Island ReviewBainbridge Island Review - Jan 12, 2018
Planetarium show 'On Dragonflies and Seeing Dark' comes to Ritche Observatory. Friday, January 12, 2018 1:30pm; Life. What do dragonflies and telescopes have in common? Join astronomer Steve Ruhl for “On Dragonflies and Seeing Dark” as he looks at a ...  


Justin Timberlake Eats Grasshoppers, Dances with Jessica Biel at Man of the Woods Listening Party

Vanity FairVanity Fair - Jan 17, 2018
Holding court in what was referred to as a “pop-up forest” (greenery surrounded the about a hundred or so attendees at every turn, and grasshoppers and ants—covered in rose oil and black garlic—were served), Timberlake introduced the album in his ...  


This Irish granny thought centipedes were called 'pedophiles' before her family corrected her

DailyEdge.ieDailyEdge.ie - Dec 29, 2017
This Irish granny thought centipedes were called 'pedophiles' before her family corrected her. “They often come in the sitting room.” By Fionnuala Jones Friday 29 Dec 2017, 7:17 PM. Dec 29th 2017, 7:17 PM 13,007 Views 5 Comments. http://dailyedge.ie ...  


Pen in Hand: Millipedes: the oldest land creatures on Earth are still gliding along

Tehachapi NewsTehachapi News - Jan 22, 2018
A good example of these subtle neighbors are the millipedes. Millipedes are elongated, caterpillar-like organisms that glide through leaf litter and topsoil, eating mostly decaying plant matter. There are several different species of millipedes in Kern ...  


What to do if a frozen iguana falls from your tree

WFLAWFLA - Jan 12, 2018
“Generally speaking, the larger the iguana, the more it survives without showing any type of lasting effects. The smaller ones, however – you know, when you get the 2-footers and smaller, those animals many times do not recover. And they end up dying ...  


Children Learn About Dinosaurs

Hartford CourantHartford Courant - Jan 17, 2018
"These are dinosaurs that passed through Connecticut," she said. The museum has partnered with Dinosaur State Park, in Rocky Hill, and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. Dinosaur State Park holds the greatest number of dinosaur tracks in ...  


The Kindly Brontosaurus
Slate Magazine - Jan 16, 2018

A practitioner, nay, an artist, of the Kindly Brontosaurus method would approach the gate agent as follows. You state your name and request. You make a clear and concise case. And then, after the gate agent informs you that your chances of making it ...  

Tyrannosaurus Rex

The Real T. rex with Chris Packham: an attempt at a truthful ...

The GuardianThe Guardian - Jan 2, 2018
Presenter Chris Packham and palaeontologist Dave Hone explain the challenges involved in recreating Tyrannosaurus rex for a new BBC documentary.  

T Rex

T-Rex herd set to descend on Portland, Maine

The Boston GlobeThe Boston Globe - Jan 19, 2018
A Facebook event is calling for more than 100 people in inflatable dinosaur costumes to head to Portland's Monument Square on Saturday and dance around.  


Scientists discover 161 million-year-old 'rainbow dinosaur' with iridescent feathers

National GeographicBGR - Jan 15, 2018
The Archaeopteryx is the first known example of a bird, and it lived 150 million years ago. “Its forelimbs were configured like wings. To be honest, I am not sure what function the feathers have, and I don't think that you can completely exclude the ...  


Dinosaur skeleton found in Morocco put on sale to rebuild Mexican schools

Al-ArabiyaAl-Arabiya - Jan 17, 2018
The dinosaur is believed to have belonged to the Brachiosaurus family and lived in North Africa about 165 million years ago. It was named “Atlasaurus”, especially because of its provenance. Its remains were found in the 1980s in the Atlas, near Azilal ...  


'Donna' the Triceratops comes to Hillsdale's Fisk Museum

Hillsdale CollegianHillsdale Collegian - Jan 18, 2018
Caitlin (third from left) and Tyler (first man on right) Horning '06 donated Donna the triceratops to Hillsdale College. Anthony Swinehart | Courtesy. A 66 million-year-old triceratops skeleton joined the collection of the Daniel M. Fisk Museum of ...  


How big were ichthyosaurs, when did they go extinct and when is Attenborough and the Sea Dragon on BBC One?

The SunThe Sun - Jan 5, 2018
THE ichthyosaur was a giant sea dragon which ruled the oceans during the time dinosaurs strode upon the Earth. But what do we know about the ocean-dwelling beasts and how did they become extinct? Ichthyosaurs were marine carnivorous reptiles that lived ...  


The Case of the Headless Corythosaurus

Scientific American (blog)Scientific American (blog) - Apr 19, 2017
It's hard not to like stories about long lost lovers reunited. Despite time and chance, they find their way back to each other to reaffirm their bond. There are fossil stories like this, too. Such tales may not be as purely romantic, but it still warms ...  


Natural History Museum changes dinosaur display after 10-year-old points out mistake

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Jul 28, 2017
"The name was not right - the name they had was Oviraptor but the dinosaur silhouette showed what was most likely a Protoceratops. "I knew from reading my books it was not right so I told my mum and dad." Charlie, who was just three years old he ...  

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