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Cat Breeding

CryptoKitties Creator Has Now Raised Almost $75000 Per Daily Active User

CCNCCN - Nov 2, 2018
CryptoKitties, at its core, is a collectible cat breeding game. It is one of numerous trading card-style games across blockchains which utilize an important aspect of cryptographic blockchains – true digital ownership. Dapper Labs believes that games ...  

Cat Names

Siamese Cat

Cats prowl the stage at Université Sainte-Anne

TheChronicleHerald.caTheChronicleHerald.ca - Nov 14, 2018
Thibault, herself, is dancing the Siamese cat. “When I went to the show I could not take my eyes off the Siamese cat.” She has seen Cats twice, in a touring production in Halifax and in Winnipeg when she was teaching at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School.  

Persian Cat

John Mueller Speaking vs Persian Cat Speaking

Search Engine RoundtableSearch Engine Roundtable - Oct 17, 2018
This is really too funny not to share in the Search Picture of the Day section. John Mueller from Google went to speak at the Search Love conference yesterday and Distilled posted some pictures on Twitter. Then someone in the industry took the Persian ...  

Bengal Cat

Resident urges change to city's at-large animal ordinance after cat is cited

Frederick News PostFrederick News Post - Nov 12, 2018
The 3½-year-old, 10-pound Bengal cat would go outside for a few hours a day to exercise and explore, staying close to Beal's home in the Monocacy Village neighborhood off East Street, and sleep inside at night. The arrangement worked well for a while, ...  

British Shorthair

The 20 Most Popular Pedigreed Cat Breeds in America

Mental FlossMental Floss - Oct 29, 2018
Third on the list is the British Shorthair, which has been around far longer than the previously mentioned breeds. In fact, they're one of the world's oldest cat breeds, having descended from felines that were brought to Rome via ancient Egypt. They ...  

Himalayan Cat

Horse Breeding

Y-Chromosome DNA Diversity Gives Insight Into Early Horse Breeding

TheHorse.comTheHorse.com - Oct 21, 2018
But what scientists are still striving to understand are how and when equine breeding programs got started and evolved. For example, try to imagine early horse breeding operations. At some point, humans started evaluating and choosing a select few ...  

Horseback Riding

New Photo Shows Queen Elizabeth Horseback Riding Like the Boss She Is at 92

TownandCountrymag.comTownandCountrymag.com - Nov 7, 2018
The Queen of England may be 92, but she's showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Earlier this week, the British monarch was photographed horseback riding in Windsor. For the occasion, Her Majesty wore a navy blue coat and a printed, ...  

Horse Training

Budweiser Clydesdales to no longer train in New Hampshire

KMOXBradenton Herald - Nov 13, 2018
Anheuser-Busch says the famed Budweiser Clydesdales will no longer train in New Hampshire. The brewing company says the horse training facility at the Merrimack brewery is being relocated to a state-of-the-art breeding facility near Boonville, Missouri.  


That Famous Preston Night Rodeo named best of year

Idaho State JournalIdaho State Journal - Nov 13, 2018
“I think its because when they come to town they really feel that hometown spirit,” said rodeo committee member, Jeff Hollingsworth. “We feed them breakfast and dinner. They like the ground. We've built up a good tradition. Thanks to the community! It ...  

Freshwater Aquariums

Healthy Tank, Healthy Sales

PetProductNews.comPetProductNews.com - Nov 2, 2018
“Using additives to address water chemistry issues and aquarium maintenance in general—particularly in freshwater aquariums—should never be considered a substitute for or alternative to basic aquarium husbandry practices, such as regular water ...  

Saltwater Aquariums

AquaPure Instant Water Conditioner

PetProductNews.comPetProductNews.com - Nov 5, 2018
Zoo Med Laboratories' AquaPure Instant Water Conditioner is designed for all freshwater and saltwater aquariums and paludariums. It instantly removes chlorine and chloramines, and it removes ammonia and helps prevent its accumulation. It stimulates ...  

Butterfly Watching

Flood disaster takes its toll on dragonfly population
Onmanorama - Oct 31, 2018

Manoj Karingamadathil, an active member of 'Kole Birders,' a bird and fly-watching collective based in Thrissur, opined that dragonfly and butterfly watching is less popular among nature lovers when compared to bird-watching and wildlife survey. “There ...  


Ontario OKs beekeeping in city limits

Ontario Argus ObserverOntario Argus Observer - Nov 11, 2018
The city was required by state law to “review existing ordinances and determine whether to adopt new ordinances relating to residential beekeeping within three years of this 2015 Act,” according to House Bill 2653, which required the review. The ...  

Bird Watching

Bird watching: A record year for bald eagles and hawks

NorthJersey.comNorthJersey.com - Nov 15, 2018
Every autumn, I write about the joys of visiting our local hawk watches. For me, the quantity of raptors is secondary to the camaraderie, the great looks at individual raptors, and the sights of the season. But this fall, the totals from the region's ...  


What goes into being a member of the Air Force falconry team

9News.com KUSA9News.com KUSA - Nov 9, 2018
It's not easy to get into the Air Force Academy, and once a cadet gets in there's an exclusive group almost all hope to be a part of: the falconry team. Though more than 4,000 undergraduates walk the grounds, there are only 12 cadets that have the ...  


3 Parrots Taco Shop closes in San Angelo after 6 years of business

San Angelo Standard TimesSan Angelo Standard Times - Nov 15, 2018
SAN ANGELO — After 6 years of business, a local taco restaurant has closed its doors for the final time. At 3 Parrots Taco Shop on Thursday morning, the community was greeted by a sign that announced the closure. The sign came as a surprise.  


The World of the Owl

Arizona Daily StarArizona Daily Star - Nov 14, 2018
Since owls and hawks are both raptors (from the Latin rapere,” to seize) and they share morphological and behavioral traits, originally they were thought to be close relatives. However, with the emergence of DNA analysis, owls are now known to be only ...  


Exotic parakeets now becoming common sight in East Lancs

Lancashire TelegraphLancashire Telegraph - Nov 6, 2018
Exotic parakeets now becoming common sight in East Lancs. By Peter Magill @peter_magill Business Editor. Show caption. Updated. See all 8 photos images. Exotic parakeets now becoming common sight in East Lancs village. Carl Jones The Hedgerows, ...  


The animals are here: Iguanas and eagles and macaws, oh my!

The ScoopThe Scoop - Nov 2, 2018
Animal lovers rejoice: in November, Jerudong Park Playground will be staging “Animals in the Park”, a month-long event where visitors have the chance to get up close with exotic parrots, birds of prey, fancy rabbits and reptiles. Some of the feathered ...  




Afew x BEAMS x ASICS GEL-Lyte 3 “Orange Koi

The SourceThe Source - Nov 5, 2018
Back in 2012, Germany-based retailer Afew decided to get a little fishy with ASICS on a GEL-Lyte 3 collab inspired by the nishikigoi fish — most people know it simply as koi. While the first iteration was inspired by Kōhaku (red & white), the latest ...  

Guinea Pig

The great guinea pig escape: Family in disbelief over pets' bumper 17km ride to airport

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald - Nov 12, 2018
An Auckland family feared the worst when Patches the guinea pig disappeared but the much-loved critter turned out to be tougher than they thought. Ten days later Patches was flung from his hiding place under the Snow family's car near the airport and ...  


What 'Jersey Shore' Star Vinny Guadagnino Really Thinks of 'Hamster' Angelina Pivarnick

NewsweekNewsweek - Nov 16, 2018
Is it just a Staten Island thing? Fans who've tuned into the Jersey Shore Family Vacation in Season 2 are probably confused by the drama brewing between Vinny Guadagnino and Angelina Pivarnick. Whether it's sexual tension or pure hatred, the pair's ...  



5 leaf-tailed geckos hatch at Lincoln Park Zoo

Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times - Nov 4, 2018
... breeding at the Lincoln Park Zoo. This is the first time Henkel's leaf-tailed geckos have been bred and hatched at the zoo. Visitors to the zoo can catch the hatchlings in the Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House soon. This slideshow requires ...  


Population of herpes-infested monkeys at Florida park could double

NewsweekWKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando - Nov 13, 2018
MARION COUNTY, Fla. - While herpes-carrying rhesus macaques monkeys have been roaming Silver Springs State Park for decades, a new study suggests that without intervention, their population could double within years, potentially posing risks to people ...  


Two gorillas that have been in Lincoln for nearly 20 years are for sale

KLKNKLKN - Nov 13, 2018
Have you ever thought about buying a couple of gorillas? "it's actually a lot of responsibility, you have to groom them and you have to put them to bed at night and you should read them a bed time story, they'll like that," said Gary Mayo. Mayo owns ...  


Dynasties: chimpanzees and their community

The GuardianOUPblog (blog) - Nov 11, 2018
Over the course of five weeks, this series will follow individual animals – chimpanzees, emperor penguins, lions, painted wolves, and tigers – as they protect and lead their respective social units. To accompany each episode, we will be publishing a ...  


Cadbury bars and Oreos are among products from TWELVE companies driving orangutans to the 'brink of extinction ...

Daily MailDaily Mail - Nov 13, 2018
Palm oil is harvested from rainforests and commonly used in a range of products; A Greenpeace report found 25 suppliers destroyed 130,000 hectares since 2015; Food giant Mondelez has been named as the worst offender for using the oil; It uses palm oil ...  


Beyond the Banks: Riverbanks Zoo baboons undergo root canals

WIS10WIS10 - Nov 14, 2018
Weber added she believes dental problems are one of the many reasons baboons may not live to their full life expectancy in the wild. When it was discovered during a routine check-up that Mikale needed a root canal, vets called in human endodontist Dr ...  


Primate habitat is where it's at
Highlands Ranch Herald - Oct 24, 2018

But the zoo is home to many more primates including golden lion tamarins, aye-ayes, ring-tailed lemurs and mandrills. “In our primate department we have a really big collection,” Valois said. “I think it's something we are really proud of and excited ...  



Melbourne Zoo Siamangs Tear Into World Gibbon Day Gifts

Daily TelegraphDaily Telegraph - Oct 24, 2018
Melbourne Zoo treated their adorable Siamang gibbons to a surprise on Wednesday, October 24, to celebrate World Gibbon Day. Gibbon mum Sampit held her four-month-old bub Kemala, accompanied by dad Isidor, as the family tore open their special ...  


Population of herpes-infested monkeys at Florida park could double

NewsweekWKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando - Nov 13, 2018
MARION COUNTY, Fla. - While herpes-carrying rhesus macaques monkeys have been roaming Silver Springs State Park for decades, a new study suggests that without intervention, their population could double within years, potentially posing risks to people ...  

Colobus Monkeys


Golden moments as twin monkeys born at wildlife park

FOX 13 News, Tampa BayFOX 13 News, Tampa Bay - Oct 18, 2018
AUSTRALIA (STORYFUL) - A wildlife park in New South Wales, Australia, is celebrating a double dose of joy with the birth of adorable twin golden lion tamarins six weeks ago. In a video released by Symbio WIldlife Park on October 14, the happy parents ...  


Alleged clergy sex abuse and coverup at a prominent DC parish puts spotlight on Catholic religious orders

Washington PostWashington Post - Nov 10, 2018
Moises Villalta, the parish's lead priest, are Capuchins, an order, or religious community, within the Catholic Church. The Capuchins staff Sacred Heart, which is owned and operated by the Archdiocese of Washington. While the archdiocese can remove the ...  


First Known Albino Slow Loris is Rescued From the Illegal Wildlife Trade

Care2.comCare2.com - Oct 20, 2018
While animal advocates are working to raise awareness about how harmful keeping slow lorises as pets is and working to save those they can, they're now celebrating one of the most unique cases yet – the rescue of the first known albino slow loris in ...  


Video: cuttlefish, owls, and tarsiers all have remarkable night vision
Boing Boing (blog) - Nov 1, 2018

Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5 video. More videos on YouTube. Share. Include playlist. An error occurred while retrieving sharing information.  


Why are US neuroscientists clamoring for marmosets?

Science MagazineScience Magazine - Oct 23, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C.—A hand-size monkey called Callithrix jacchus—the common marmoset—is in great demand in labs and yet almost nowhere to be found. Marmosets' small size, fast growth, and sophisticated social life were already enough to catch the ...  


'ZooZeum' featuring alligators, fossil dig, birds and more opening in downtown Kearney next month

Kearney HubKearney Hub - Nov 2, 2018
KEARNEY — In a city of one-of-a-kind attractions — The Museum of Nebraska Art, Nebraska Firefighters Museum, The Archway and Classic Car Collection, to name a few — Jacob Sikes believes there's room for one more. +4. ZooZeum building. Buy Now.  


Sunbathing crocodiles scare residents

Jamaica Star OnlineJamaica Star Online - Nov 7, 2018
Residents of Old Harbour Glades in St Catherine say they are scared of two crocodiles that are in the sewage treatment ponds which are close to their homes. Winston Farquharson, a member of the community who reached out THE STAR, noted that they face ...  


Watch: Will a Pressure Smoker Give You Great Barbecue Indoors?

EaterEater - Nov 1, 2018
For those of us who don't have any outdoor space and don't have a smoker, making barbecue at home may now be possible with this electric pressure cooker that's also a smoker. The electric pressure cooker from Kalorik comes in at $150 and can be used ...  


Approx 58 pc decline in gharial populations in India, Nepal from 1997 to 2006: Study

Business StandardBusiness Standard - Oct 30, 2018
Populations of critically endangered gharial in India and Nepal declined by approximately 58 per cent between 1997 and 2006, according to a new study by the WWF. The WWF's Living Planet Report 2018, released Tuesday, presented a picture of impact of ...  


Pettit Environmental Preserve presents Amphibians in Winter Saturday
Daily Tribune News - Nov 9, 2018

Ongoing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Amphibians in Winter offering will feature presentations by the venue's educator, Erin Zaballa; crafts for children 3 to 11; and self-guided hikes. "We like to do programming related to the seasons, connecting people ...  


Antelopes crowned undefeated District 2-3A champions

Plainview Daily HeraldPlainview Daily Herald - Nov 10, 2018
ABERNATHY – For 20 minutes and most of the next 12, it was hard to tell where Abernathy's flaws were in a showdown against Idalou for the District 2-3A championship. That's a pretty good place to be as the playoffs get revved up.  


UNL professor to deliver lecture on spider research, impact of science

Daily NebraskanDaily Nebraskan - Nov 6, 2018
Ashley Washburn, director for research communications, said Hebets has been at the forefront of major scientific discoveries, like deciphering the mating rituals of dark fishing spiders, the reason why amblypygids, an order of arachnids also known as ...  



Detroit's Vernors still gives Buffalo va-va-voom
Buffalo News - Nov 9, 2018

Vernors Ginger Ale is an iconic Detroit staple, but for at least a century, Buffalo has been one of the biggest secondary markets of the unique pop brand. Not everyone is a fan of the sweet, peppery, spicy, “deliciously different” Vernors – but if you ...  


Cheetahs coach sends email complaint to PRO14 referees boss

Sport24Sport24 - Nov 8, 2018
Cape Town - Cheetahs coach Franco Smith has sent an email to the PRO14's referees boss complaining about time wasting from overseas teams. According to Netwerk24, the Cheetahs believe the European teams employ this tactic in order to combat the ...  


Nicaragua: Solitary and distinctive ocelot features on latest silver coin in Wildlife series

Coin Update NewsCoin Update News - Oct 16, 2018
An adult ocelot can range from eight to 20 kilograms (17 to 44 pounds) and grow to a length of 68 to 100 centremetres (25 to 40 inches). The beautiful markings of their fur, which is a very effective camouflage, is extensively marked with solid black ...  


How do you avoid hitting a deer? And what do you do if you hit one anyway?

Milwaukee Journal SentinelMilwaukee Journal Sentinel - Nov 8, 2018
Be especially vigilant in early morning and evening hours when deer are most active. Slow down and eliminate distractions; Always wear a seat belt. "There are fewer and less severe injuries in crashes when all vehicle occupants wear safety belts ...  


The Forest Elephants of the Central African Republic Are in Peril ...

The New YorkerThe New Yorker - Nov 14, 2018
Peter Canby discusses the endangered African forest elephant and “Elephant Path / Njaia Njoku,” a documentary by the sculptor and director Todd McGrain.  




Why a group of hippos is called a bloat

BBC NewsBBC News - Nov 8, 2018
“Do you know what those are called?” the safari guide at Botswana's Chobe Game Lodge queried while I watched a large group of hippos unabashedly bathing in the waters of the Zambezi River. “A bloat of hippos!” he answered rhetorically with the grin of ...  


How a 'Bug Whisperer' Helps Haters Learn to Love Insects

Atlas ObscuraAtlas Obscura - Nov 14, 2018
Rodriques has hundreds of animals, most of them insects. Infatuated by bugs since a young age, he finally began showing them off at live events in recent years. Among his collection are twig mantises, baby rose-haired tarantulas, and green caterpillars.  



Black Heart Gold PantsBlack Heart Gold Pants - Nov 8, 2018
The season begins in earnest tomorrow against the University of Missouri Kansas City Kangaroos, and head coach Fran McCaffery gave his first press conference of the regular season on Tuesday to preview the matchup. Check out the full transcript here.  


The Leopards of Aarey

Mongabay-IndiaMongabay-India - Nov 16, 2018
“We work in collaboration with the citizens and researchers for monitoring the leopards in Aarey,” said Jitendra Ramgaonkar, Deputy Conservator of Forests, Thane, highlighting the success of the model where citizens and the government have been working ...  


Schofield: Golladay's growth key in Detroit Lions offense without Golden Tate

Pro Football WeeklyPro Football Weekly - Nov 9, 2018
Here is another example of the Lions using pre-snap movement to help Stafford identify the coverage and put one of their receivers in position for success. Last week against the Minnesota Vikings, the Lions faced a second-and-5 at the Minnesota 27-yard ...  


Wind farms bad for raptors, but good news for lizards

CosmosCosmos - Nov 5, 2018
Wind farms appear to offer safe haven to lizards – at least in India. Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science have found that there are far more lizards in areas with wind turbines than elsewhere, possibly because there are four times fewer ...  


Meerkats in anti-smoking campaign at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

shropshirestar.comshropshirestar.com - Nov 3, 2018
They have been attached to models of meerkats that are placed by the entrances. Kelly Moorhouse, 43, from Meifod, has had asthma all her life and has been hospitalised from the effect of second-hand cigarette smoke. She has monthly appointments at the ...  


Barkov scores twice, Panthers beat Senators 5-1

Miami HeraldMinneapolis Star Tribune - Nov 12, 2018
The Florida Panthers are spreading the scoring around. Aleksander Barkov scored twice during Florida's five-goal second period and the Panthers beat the Ottawa Senators 5-1 on Sunday night for their fourth straight win. Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal ...  

Prairie Dogs

Longmont pitching relocation site for prairie dogs that survived extermination attempt
Longmont Times-Call - Oct 13, 2018

A letter Longmont Land Program Administrator Dan Wolford sent earlier this month to property owners adjacent to the potential relocation site, shared with the Times-Call by residents, said 25 to 30 prairie dogs could be moved there, and a 3-foot-tall ...  


"Raccoons" With Stan Tekiela-Humorous Video Included.
KFGO News - Nov 7, 2018

In this Podcast: Stan Tekiela, naturalist, photographer, author, lecturer and frequent guest on "The Drive." Today, "Raccoons:". In his website, naturesmart.com , you can look at his huge selection of pictures, check out his selection of books, and he ...  


Reptiles and Amphibians Show
Pasadena Now - Nov 11, 2018

Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.. Cost: Free. Sponsor: Southwestern Herpetologists Society. For more information call: 626-398-5420. Or click here: www.swhs.org/. Come see up close and in person amazing reptiles and amphibians ...  


Leeds Rhinos unveil six-match pre-season schedule

Yorkshire Evening PostYorkshire Evening Post - Nov 11, 2018
The pre-season schedule includes four West Yorkshire derbies with Rhinos set to take on Wakefield Trinity and Castleford Tigers at Emerald Headingley and travel to Featherstone Rovers and Hunslet. They will also visit Coventry Bears and Doncaster.  


October: Rodents, roaches and dishes washed in the mop sink among restaurant woes

Monroe News StarMonroe News Star - Nov 12, 2018
If the database search box is missing, please refresh your web browser by hitting F5. The database search might not work on all mobile apps or web browsers. The News-Star obtained October 2018 food safety inspection information from the Louisiana ...  


In the autumn, squirrels think about nuts so much that it may make their brains bigger

QuartzQuartz - Nov 14, 2018
That head flick is just one of several ways that squirrels assess nuts to either eat them or store them away for the winter. “She showed that the squirrels were actually weighing the nut as they shake their heads,” says Lucia Jacobs, professor of ...  


Castellanos deal could bring best return for Tigers this winter

Detroit Free PressDetroit Free Press - Nov 8, 2018
CARLSBAD, Calif. — The situations aren't exactly alike, but the Detroit Tigers face the same challenge with Nicholas Castellanos that they did with J.D. Martinez two offseasons ago. Castellanos, the homegrown hitter who is one of the team's few good ...  


Freshwater turtles navigate using the sun

Science DailyScience Daily - Nov 12, 2018
To find out more about the turtles' sense of direction, Krenz and his colleagues caught hatchlings of about a day old. These were on their way westwards towards a large wetland adjacent to a forested area. During a two-phase experiment, the turtles ...  


Gopher tortoises to be relocated ahead of Wekiva Parkway construction
WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando - Nov 15, 2018

SANFORD, Fla. - Before work to build the future Wekiva Parkway interchange can begin, crews will need to relocate gopher tortoises that call that area home. Officials from the Florida Department of Transportation said that as part of the preliminary ...  

Wild Cats

Method Man Releases 'Wild Cats' Off Forthcoming Album 'The Meth Lab II: The Lithium'

VibeVibe - Nov 2, 2018
Through a melodic backdrop of percussive and string instrumentals, Method Man delivers a boastful message filled with rhyming verses paired with intricate word play on “Wild Cats,” which features, Redman, Streetlife and Hanz On. “Key to my city, my G ...  


Five Keys To Victory For The Wolves At Lakers

Timberwolves.comTimberwolves.com - Nov 7, 2018
The Wolves could use a win on Wednesday night against the Lakers. It won't come easy—when you're playing LeBron James it never does—but the Wolves beat the Lakers already this season just over a week ago so a victory is certainly in the realm of ...  


Tigers hold off Zebras, 21-17

Claremore Daily ProgressClaremore Daily Progress - Nov 5, 2018
The Zebras (6-4) finished in third place in District 5A-4 with a 5-2 record and will now be on the road for the first round of the playoffs. Claremore will play at Tulsa Edison at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 at LaFortune Stadium. The Eagles finished ...  


Ex-Google and Amazon advisor joins Bristol-based Armadillo

Business Leader (press release) (blog)Business Leader (press release) (blog) - Nov 9, 2018
Armadillo, the specialist CRM agency, has appointed ex-Google and Amazon advisor, Ann Hiatt, as its new Non Executive Director (NED). Hiatt worked side-by-side with Eric Schmidt (Google CEO/Executive Chairman) and Jeff Bezos (Amazon Founder and ...  

American Bison

The Bison Returns to the Great American Plains

SmithsonianSmithsonian - Oct 23, 2018
This Winter, if all goes as planned, a caravan of livestock trucks will carry dozens of American bison out of Yellowstone National Park on a 500-mile journey into the past. Unlike their ranched cousins, which are mainly the result of 20th-century ...  


Wildlife officials: Watch out for migrating manatees

WWSBWWSB - Nov 14, 2018
MIAMI (AP) - Florida wildlife officials are reminding boaters to slow down and watch out for manatees as they begin their annual trek toward warmer water. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission news release says the state has more than 6 ...  


Black-tailed jackrabbit named official animal in Las Vegas City Council ward

KTNV Las VegasKTNV Las Vegas - Nov 6, 2018
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - The black-tailed jackrabbit is now the official city animal of Las Vegas in Ward 4. Councilman Stavros Anthony signed a proclamation Monday. The issue first came up last month after Garehime Elementary students attended a meeting to ...  


Saint Bernard gets on porcupine's bad side

Fox NewsFox News - Oct 26, 2018
In photos posted online, "poor Ruckus" was spotted with porcupine quills covering his face, jowls and nose — even deep inside his mouth. The Fairport farm said Ruckus underwent the necessary treatment to remove the quills, and even found a new home ...  


Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky is a star-in-the-making

Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times - Nov 14, 2018
In my view, Trubisky is to Cutler as a young chipmunk is to a rat on d-CON. Yes, Morrissey spent much of the rest of his column explaining that this was just a loose comparison, that Trubisky is ''eager and bright-eyed'' and Cutler was a bucket of blah ...  

Bull Frog

Tax Sale
Rutland Herald - Nov 9, 2018

(E911 address: 3471 Bull Frog Hollow Road; Parcel #000218-2.) And pursuant to 32 V.S.A. Section 5254, so much of such property will be sold at public auction at the Town of Wells Office, a public place located at 108 Vermont Route 30 in Wells, Vermont, ...  

American Crow

BIRD WATCH: Common loons, horned grebes and more sightings in the region
The Daily News of Newburyport - Nov 10, 2018

Crane Beach, Ipswich: Common Eider, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Black Scoter, Surf Scoter, Sanderling, Common Loon, Snowy Owl, Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, American Crow, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, ...  


Sightings — Nov. 12

Glens Falls Post-StarGlens Falls Post-Star - Nov 12, 2018
This Sightings column is interesting. I put in things I find interesting and think others may as well. This usually works. Last week, I really liked Doctor Ellmers' picture of the young cedar waxwing picking the rose hip. I was immediately lambasted ...  


Starlings begin congregating in Middle Tennessee

WKRN News 2WKRN News 2 - Oct 16, 2018
If you can't see them, you can probably hear them. European Starlings have started congregating in downtown Nashville and if you look up, it's quite the sight. The entire U.S. population of European Starlings all descended from a flock of 100 that was ...  


Effort afoot to attract rarely seen finches to Sante Fe ski basin

Santa Fe New MexicanSanta Fe New Mexican - Nov 12, 2018
Tom Taylor has worked with the local Sangre de Cristo Audubon Society for several years in an effort to attract rosy finches to Santa Fe. I invited him to write about those efforts. Taylor has been involved with the Audubon organizations in Santa Fe ...  


Black: Pheasants hunting pheasants | TheFencePost.com

Fence PostFence Post - Nov 5, 2018
Each fall, the governor of the great state of South Dakota hosts his Invitational Pheasant Hunt. This is meant to be a way to show off South Dakota's state.  


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

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



Red-cockaded woodpecker has long history in region

The Fayetteville ObserverThe Fayetteville Observer - Nov 4, 2018
The Fayetteville Woodpeckers baseball team wasn't named for a generic woodpecker or any one particular woodpecker. (Sorry, Woody.) The mascot is inspired by the Fayetteville region's red-cockaded woodpecker. This breed of woodpecker is well known ...  


Sea Lions

Major Disease Outbreak Strikes California Sea Lions

SmithsonianSmithsonian - Nov 8, 2018
Over the past month, Johnson, director of veterinary science at the Marine Mammal Center, just north of San Francisco, and his team have been getting an average of five sick California sea lions a day. The animals have leptospirosis, a bacterial ...  


Large influx of box jellyfish invade Oahu's south shore

Hawaii News NowHawaii News Now - Nov 3, 2018
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Warning signs are posted on Oahu's south shores following an invasion of box jellyfish Friday. Lifeguards reported an influx of the stinging creatures along Waikiki and at Ala Moana Beach Park Friday morning. More than 200 ...  


63rd International Marlin and Sailfish Tournament

Vallarta LifestylesVallarta Lifestyles - Nov 2, 2018
Puerto Vallarta will host the 63rd edition of the Torneo Internacional de Pesca Marlín y Pez Vela (International Marlin and Sailfish Tournament) from November 14 to 17, 2018, organized by the Club de Pesca Puerto Vallarta (Puerto Vallarta Fishing Club).  


Parrotfish, critical to reef health, now protected under Mexican law

Mongabay.comMongabay.com - Nov 7, 2018
Mexico protected 10 species of parrotfish in October, a move that conservationists say will help the country's coral reefs recover, in addition to safeguarding the species' numbers. “It's really good news for Mexico,” María José González-Bernat, a ...  


Lights at Halibut Point have astronomers worried
Gloucester Daily Times - Nov 8, 2018

ROCKPORT — Renovations at Halibut Point State Park have local astronomers concerned about what they say is an excessive amount of outdoor lighting on the property that's obscuring one of the clearest views of the stars in the region. The Massachusetts ...  


Samut Sakhon annual mackerel dishes fair next Saturday
The Nation - Nov 6, 2018

During the festival, tourists can buy freshly caught mackerels from the Gulf of Thailand and sold by the mackerel fishermen's club of Samut Sakhon. Several dishes will also be made from mackerels for tourists to savour, including a bowl of boiled rice ...  


Protect your home from cane toads, rodents and other critters seeking warmth this winter

WPTV.comWPTV.com - Nov 16, 2018
WELLINGTON, Fla. - As temperatures drop across South Florida and Treasure Coast, critters can pose a health hazard to your family and pets. Experts say they are not a fan of cooler weather, so they will be looking to your home for warmth. Jeannine ...  


Breeding pair of Japanese giant salamanders make history in Honolulu

Honolulu Star-AdvertiserHonolulu Star-Advertiser - Nov 10, 2018
“It is an honor to have the Japanese giant salamanders at the Honolulu Zoo and to be part of the conservation program,” said Honolulu Zoo Director Linda Santos in a news release today. “We are very pleased to have gotten this far in the breeding program.  

Tree Frog

The Valley Line: Tournament toasts 'Tree Frog Night,' YMCA honors supporters

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Nov 13, 2018
The first half of November has been a busy-bee social time for La Cañada Flintridge residents. First up on the social calendar was the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn.'s annual Wine and Roses party, this year themed “An Evening on the ...  

Leaf Frog

Photo Taken At Veragua Rainforest in Costa Rica Finalist at Prestigious Smithsonian Competition

The Costa Rica StarThe Costa Rica Star - Nov 10, 2018
Native to Costa Rica, the critically-endangered Lemur Leaf Frog is being studied by the Foundation for Rainforest Research located at Veragua. The photograph is a finalist in the Conservation Story category. ​“I am so happy to have the chance to show ...  

Dart Frog

25 Images Of Unearthly Creatures Found Crawling Around In The Rainforest
TheTravel (blog) - Oct 26, 2018

This tiny frog carries enough poison to end the life of 10 fully-grown adult males. While it might be only an inch in length, it is an amphibious carnivore that can live up to 15 years in the wild. The poison dart frog can be any range of colors from ...  

Coral Snake

Central Florida sees rise in coral snake bites

Daily CommercialDaily Commercial - Nov 5, 2018
TAVARES — Members of the Lake County Fire Rescue Venom Unit 2 have seen an uptick in coral snake bites that at first had them perplexed. According to Battalion Chief Dan Miller, the unit delivered antivenom to four Central Florida hospitals in Citrus, ...  


Man survives days in abandoned mine shaft, fights off rattlesnakes
WPVI-TV - Oct 29, 2018

An Arizona prospector realizes he's lucky to be alive after surviving nearly three days at the bottom of an old abandoned gold mine shaft in the Arizona desert and staring down rattlesnakes. John Waddell, 60, broke his left leg and ankle when the ...  


How a snake named Hannibal led to a discovery about cobra cannibalism

Science News (blog)Science News (blog) - Oct 25, 2018
Before starting the cape cobra-boomslang study, he'd had students dissect museum specimens, and they found a surprising number of cape cobras that had eaten other cape cobras. The discovery of Hannibal, though, persuaded him that he needed to ...  


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

British man dies from sea snake bite in Australia

BBC NewsBBC News - Oct 5, 2018
A British man has died after being bitten by a sea snake on a fishing trawler in Australia, police have said. The man, 23, thought to be a backpacker, had just pulled up a net off the coast of the Northern Territory when he was bitten about 09:00 local ...  

Rat Snake

Texas hunter captures video of large snake scaling tree

KHOU.comKHOU.com - Nov 8, 2018
he said. Hundreds of people have commented on the video, some trying to guess what kind of snake it is, while others question whether it's real. “Yes it was [real],” said Schnerr. “Some people were saying it was a western rat snake, but the head it had ...  

King Cobra

Karnataka: Make way for the King Cobra, activists tell government
Bangalore Mirror - Nov 12, 2018

Environmentalists are seeking corridors for these snakes in the Ghats Like corridors for elephants and tigers, environmentalists in the state are demanding that corridors be formed for King Cobras in the Western Ghats , in an attempt to protect these ...  

Corn Snake

Blackheath campers find a dumped American corn snake

Blue Mountains GazetteBlue Mountains Gazette - Oct 26, 2018
Dumped: The American corn snake, a feral species, found at Sunny Corner. The Blackheath mates were just doing a bit of gold panning and fishing in Sunny Corner between Lithgow and Bathurst when they spotted something bright orange on the ground.  

Black Mamba

Slay queen runs mad after taking 'Colorado and black mamba' mixture (Video)

Pulse.com.ghPulse.com.gh - Nov 12, 2018
Residents of Ikotun in Lagos State resorted to tying a young Nigerian woman believed to be slay queen, after she reportedly ran mad following intake of a mixture of 'Colorado and black mamba' to get high. A video circulating online shows some residents ...  



Arizona Daily StarArizona Daily Star - Nov 2, 2018
Here is a picture of a Kingsnake eating a rattlesnake we took in our photo studio. This is an unusual shot since most of the time the Kingsnake swallows other snakes headfirst. As you can see the rattlesnake bit the Kingsnake several times but the ...  

Python Snake

A Diamond Python was found curled up on the sand at Balmoral beach

NEWS.com.auNEWS.com.au - Nov 8, 2018
The Diamond Python snake found on Balmoral beach on Monday.Source:Facebook. He said he and his friend found it near Bathers' Pavilion following a swim. “It was the last thing I expected to see at Balmoral — and at first we thought we were seeing ...  

Boa Constrictor

6-foot-long boa constrictor found in Big Isle home

Honolulu Star-AdvertiserHonolulu Star-Advertiser - Oct 31, 2018
The state Department of Agriculture confirmed it has a snake in custody that was picked up Sunday from the Big Island. Agriculture department spokeswoman Janelle Saneishi said authorities are still investigating the matter at this time, and no further ...  

Gopher Snake

Can You Spot the Snakes in These 11 Photos?

Reader's DigestReader's Digest - Nov 8, 2018
Where's the snake? The natural camouflage of a Pacific Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer ) makes it almost invisible David Litman/Shutterstock. Can you find this Pacific Gopher snake, which is native to the west coast?  

Indigo Snake

Polk County calendar of events
The Ledger - Oct 15, 2018

A fun, Florida-themed lecture covering a wide variety of topics. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch. The Path to Recovery: Reintroduction of the Eastern Indigo Snake by Michelle Hoffman, deputy director, Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation.  

Garter Snake

Water Snake

How the world's largest snake hunt hurts Southeast Asia's biggest lake

National GeographicNational Geographic - Oct 17, 2018
Photograph by David Guttenfelder, AP/National Geographic Creative. Clearly, water snake populations in Tonle Sap are shrinking. Fishermen working on the north and east side of the lake corroborate Den Yam's grim estimate of declines on the western side.  

Blue Whale

Epic Footage Records Blue Whale 5km Off WA Coast

So Perth (blog)So Perth (blog) - Nov 10, 2018
It's not every day while doing your job are you lucky enough to capture the majestic beauty of a Blue Whale. Local drone and Local drone and videographer Aeroture was lucky enough to capture such an experience 5km offshore of Cape Naturaliste.  

Humpback Whale

First study of humpback whale survivors of orca attacks in the Southeastern Pacific

Science DailyScience Daily - Nov 6, 2018
First study of humpback whale survivors of orca attacks in the Southeastern Pacific. Date: November 6, 2018; Source: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Summary: Scars left by orca attacks indicate that most victims are young whales on the first ...  

Killer Whale

Moratorium on southern resident killer whale watching recommended

KOMO NewsKOMO News - Nov 8, 2018
“It's one of the few steps we can take that will make an immediate positive impact,” said State Senator Kevin Ranker who is a member of the Southern Resident Killer Whale Task Force. According the Pacific Whale Watching Association, approximately 30 ...  

Beaked Whale

Tragedy as beaked whale dies shortly after becoming stranded on a beach

Daily MailDaily Mail - Nov 7, 2018
A beautiful beaked whale has tragically died after becoming stranded on a beach. The whale's carcass washed up on Swanbourne Beach in the City of Nedlands, Western Australia. The creature's cause of death remains unknown. The beach has since been ...  

Right Whale

The Plight of the Right Whale

SmithsonianSmithsonian - Oct 29, 2018
Right whale calving grounds are off the coast of Georgia and Florida. Their annual summer migration takes them up to the Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy, where copepods were formerly abundant for the whales to feed on. But climate change is shifting ...  

Minke Whale

Toothless whale fossil fills gap in filter-feeding evolution

Nature.comNature.com - Oct 18, 2018
In life, the animal would have been a little bigger than a minke whale at around 4.7 metres in length. Baleen is made of keratin, the same substance as hair and fingernails, and very rarely fossilizes. Instead, palaeontologists look for evidence of ...  

Sperm Whale

Bowhead Whale

Alaska town celebrates whaling season, mourns whaling deaths
The Telegraph - Nov 10, 2018

The prayer was broadcast over VHF radio. The broadcast also announced the whale meat was ready for serving. That prompted a stream of people who showed up at the home. "It's just what puts us together, is the whale, the bowhead whale. Just gets us all ...  

Grey Whale

Beluga Whale

Benny the beluga whale forces firework display postponement

The GuardianThe Guardian - Oct 19, 2018
It has attracted plenty of spectators during its stay. But Benny the lost beluga whale, who took up residence in the Thames last month, may end up leaving the crowds disappointed after it was announced that a fireworks display would have to be ...  

Whale Shark

A Rare Whale Shark Was Spotted Off the Coast of Charleston

countryliving.comcountryliving.com - Nov 7, 2018
A fisherman from Charleston, South Carolina, got an unexpected visit from the largest fish species known to man. But instead of freaking out, he did what any savvy sea traveler would do: Posted a video on social media! "Whale shark out of Charleston in ...  

Great White Shark

Here's what researchers are focusing on next in their study of great white sharks off Cape Cod

Boston.comBoston.com - Nov 10, 2018
In this Tuesday, July 25, 2016 file photo released by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, a great white shark swims close to the Cape Cod shore in Chatham, Mass. —AP. Skomal said he and his colleagues plan to examine different parameters related to ...  

Tiger Shark

47 sharks caught off Cairns beaches, 7 of those were tigers

The Cairns PostThe Cairns Post - Nov 11, 2018
ALMOST 50 sharks were caught off Cairns beaches in a 12-month period, igniting debate in the Far North over management of the ocean predators. Twenty-five of the 47 captured were more than 2m long and seven were tiger sharks measuring more than 3m ...  

Gray Seal

Fur Seal

Warming oceans lead to more fur seal deaths from hookworm infection

EurekAlert (press release)EurekAlert (press release) - Nov 6, 2018
Rising ocean temperatures are putting fur seal pups at greater risk of death from hookworm infections, according to new findings published in eLife. The results shed new light on how warmer oceans can alter specific physiological processes in marine ...  

Harbor Seal

Young harbor seal settles in at Gulfarium

The Northwest Florida Daily NewsThe Northwest Florida Daily News - Nov 2, 2018
OKALOOSA ISLAND — The Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park recently added an adorable new member to its family of aquatic animals. Zara, the 1-year-old Atlantic harbor seal, arrived at the Gulfarium in mid-September. “She did the standard one month in ...  

Elephant Seal

Elephant seals returning to Piedras Blancas this fall after annual migration

The San Luis Obispo Tribune (blog)The San Luis Obispo Tribune (blog) - Oct 16, 2018
Students are returning to school, and young elephant seals are returning to the beach. It's their “Fall Haul-Out.” The juvenile seals straggle back to the beach one by one, in their own parade of sorts. The smallest are the young of the year, the pups ...  

Polar Bear

Study finds healthy polar bear population in Chukchi Sea

Anchorage Daily NewsAnchorage Daily News - Nov 15, 2018
The first formal count of polar bears in waters between the United States and Russia indicates they're doing better than some of their cousins elsewhere. Polar bears are listed as a threatened species because of diminished sea ice due to climate change.  

Brown Bear

Viral bear video shows dark side of filming animals with drones

National GeographicNational Geographic - Nov 7, 2018
That was the angle many news outlets took this week with a viral video of a brown bear mother and cub. Shot by Dmitry Kedrov this summer with a drone on the coast of Russia's Sea of Okhotsk, the video shows a baby bear repeatedly climbing up and ...  

Black Bear

Black bear population appears to be increasing in Tennessee says TWRA

WZTVWZTV - Nov 7, 2018
The agency is currently conducting a black bear population study in Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and South Carolina to get a better estimate of the bear population in the southern Appalachians. The Tennessee study won't be completed ...  

Panda Bear

Panda Bear Details February 2019 Tour Dates

JamBaseJamBase - Nov 12, 2018
Panda Bear detailed a February run of tour dates in support of 'Buoys,' his first full-length effort since 2015.  

Koala Bear

Steve Matthews' Aqueduct selections for Wednesday, Nov. 7
Newsday - Nov 6, 2018

Koala Bear is from a dam that has thrown two grass winners and fired 5-furlong bullet for surface switch;;very playable. Crater Rim has finished third in last four starts; exotics inclusion. Packed House owns speed and needed last but has failed as the ...  

Grizzly Bear

Photographer snaps grizzly bear believed to be The Boss

Calgary SunCalgary Sun - Nov 13, 2018
An Australian photographer travelling through Banff National Park last week believes he encountered the area's most notorious grizzly bear, nicknamed The Boss, calling it a “once in a lifetime moment.” Liam Boland, currently on his honeymoon with his ...  


Golden Arrow Reports that Puna Operations Third Quarter Results Available
PRNewswire (press release) - Nov 9, 2018

"We are pleased to report to our investors that Chinchillas is on the final steps to achieving commercial production, and we commend our operating partners for keeping the project on budget," commented Joseph Grosso, Golden Arrow Chairman and CEO.  


Otters enjoy the first snowfall at Milwaukee County Zoo [VIDEO]

WTMJ-TV (press release) (blog)WTMJ-TV (press release) (blog) - Nov 9, 2018
Whether you're happy about the first snowfall of the year or not, the otters at the Milwaukee County Zoo are basking in its glory. The North American river otters can be seen jumping, sliding and rolling around their exhibit in a video courtesy of the zoo.  


Holiday camels, sheep parade down NYC streets ahead of Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Asbury Park PressAsbury Park Press - Nov 5, 2018
Camels are escorted down the street as the Radio City Rockettes welcome the camels, sheep and donkey back to Radio City Music Hall November 5, 2018 for their starring role in the Living Nativity scene in the 2018 production of the Christmas Spectacular ...  


A New Oryx Was Born at the Ponderosa Adventure Park in Guanacaste Costa Rica

The Costa Rica StarThe Costa Rica Star - Nov 11, 2018
... ago in Costa Rica as a park with animals in controlled freedom, today it includes a total of 70 hectares and over 300 animals including native and exotic animals, among them zebras, watusis, dromedaries, oryx, nilgas, bongos, wildebeests and ostriches.  


Volleyball: Gazelles Fall To No. 2 O'Gorman In Season Finale

Yankton Daily PressYankton Daily Press - Nov 2, 2018
It was the season finale for the Gazelles, who finish 4-23, but there were signs right away that they were playing the way they had been hoping for all season, according to Reinhardt. “I remember thinking during the first set, 'Man, if only we could go ...  


Mountain goats well equipped for cold winters
Lompoc Record - Nov 14, 2018

Mountain goats are not related to wild or farm-raised goats. They are a unique species only found in North America, according to Ballard. Instead, mountain goats are more closely related to musk ox, another shaggy beast that does well in the cold north.  


Who let the pigs out? Pigs turn up in Dundalk backyards

WBAL BaltimoreWBAL Baltimore - Nov 14, 2018
Seven pigs somehow ended up in two back yards in Dundalk just before Halloween, and no one knows where they came from. "(I was) very surprised. I was thinking about moving to the country, but the country is moving to me," said Glenn Boyd, a neighbor.  


Sleaford firefighters use car crash cutting equipment to free little deer trapped in fence at Bass Maltings

Sleaford TodaySleaford Today - Nov 2, 2018
According to Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, Muntjac deer were introduced into the UK from China at Woburn Park in Bedfordshire at the start of the 20th century and rapidly spread into the surrounding area. They have gained a stronghold in South East ...  


Lemur Week: Ringtailed Lemurs Look Where You're Looking
ScienceBlogs (blog) - Nov 10, 2018

In honor of Science Online, which begins on Thursday night, I will be writing about lemurs this week. Why lemurs? Because on Friday morning, as a part of Science Online, I will be taking a tour of the Duke Lemur Center.  


Worku's jumper with 6.4 left helps UC Irvine beat Texas A&M

Washington PostWashington Post - Nov 10, 2018
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Before the UC Irvine men's basketball team headed across the street to attend Texas A&M's Midnight Yell Practice, the Anteaters made their own noise with a second-half rally that beat the Aggies 74-73 on Friday night.  


The biggest tapir
ScienceBlogs (blog) - Nov 10, 2018

Many fossil tapirs were essentially similar to the modern species. However, some - like T. augustus - were evidently much larger, while others (like little T. polkensis from Miocene North America) were smaller. Some were longer-limbed and hence would ...  


Okapi and Novartis Focus on Felines
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News - Nov 5, 2018

Okapi Sciences and Novartis Animal Health have entered an agreement to jointly develop and commercialize an antiviral treatment for cats. The drug could potentially be the first antiviral small molecule specifically developed for veterinary use.  



Vultures to take lessons from testing 2018

ChronicleChronicle - Nov 6, 2018
GRIDIRON: The Toowoomba Valleys Vultures SEQ Gridiron season has finished on a tough note with the side suffering a 58-0 loss to the Gold Coast Stingrays. Playing in front of their home crowd at Herb Steinohrt Oval, the Vultures found themselves up ...  


Penguin women win in overtime over RMU
Warren Tribune Chronicle - Nov 7, 2018

YOUNGSTOWN — Melinda Trimmer made a bucket with 1.2 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, and the Youngstown State women's basketball team went on to beat Robert Morris, 69-59, in the season opener Tuesday night at the Beeghly Center.  


What's giving the Pelicans confidence in their basketball future

ESPNESPN - Nov 14, 2018
The New Orleans Pelicans' general manager was the team's representative in the secured room where the 2012 draft lottery took place. When the fourth pingpong ball was drawn -- No. 7 -- Demps didn't instantly remember whether 4-9-6-7 was among the ...  


Bascom Hill: Filled with flamingos

WMTVWMTV - Oct 19, 2018
The tradition dates back to 1979, when a group of students thought it would be funny to fill the Bascom Hill with pink plastic flamingos. Now the flamingos represent a donation given to UW-Madison from an alumni. "Someone can give as small as $5,” said ...  

Bearded Dragon

Do lizards dream like us?

EurekAlert (press release)EurekAlert (press release) - Oct 11, 2018
They corroborated the conclusions of a 2016 study on the bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps) and conducted the same sleep investigation on another lizard, the Argentine tegu (Salvator merianae). Their findings, published in PLOS Biology (October 11, 2018 ...  



The forgotten hero of Dolphins win over Jets

The PhinsiderThe Phinsider - Nov 6, 2018
This past Sunday, the Miami Dolphins beat the New York Jets 13-6 in a game that can be called nothing more than a defensive slugfest. Neither offense looked like there was any danger to them taking over the game, while Miami's defense rose up to not ...  


Bites or ringworms? Either way, Harnett County daycare has challenges

WTVD-TVWTVD-TV - Aug 31, 2018
Bite Marks or ringworm? More parents are coming forward after a mom told ABC11 that her 2-year-old was bitten by another child at Building Blocks Early Education Center in Cameron. Stay on top of breaking news stories with the ABC11 News App.  


Fake 'Unicorns' Are Running Roughshod Over the Venture Capital Industry

New York MagazineNew York Magazine - Nov 14, 2018
You might think that a study demonstrating that venture capital-funded “unicorns” are overvalued, and by a stunning 48 percent on average, would shake up the industry. Yet “Squaring Venture Capital Valuations With Reality,” a paper announcing just that ...  

Wolf Spider

Wolf spider population out of control, according to local exterminator

WHSVWHSV - Nov 8, 2018
Wolf spider population out of control, according to local exterminator. By Mackenzie Lee |. Posted: Thu 5:55 PM, Nov 08, 2018 |. Updated: Thu 6:21 PM, Nov 08, 2018. If you're having problems with spiders in your home, particularly wolf spiders, you're ...  

Widow Spider

Engorged false widow spider invaded Cork bathroom after hatching cluster of babies and EATING her breeding mate

The Irish SunThe Irish Sun - Nov 9, 2018
A WOMAN has told how a false widow spider set up home in her bathroom – and then started to breed. Mum-of-two Marie Nyhan, 42, was worried there was an even larger, more deadly, arachnid in her Co Cork home when she saw the babies. The false ...  


Large Waves of Monarch Butterflies Migrating through RGV

KRGVKRGV - Nov 16, 2018
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND – Large waves of monarch butterflies managed to weave their way through South Padre Island and other parts of the Rio Grande Valley over the past few weeks. Javier Gonzalez, a naturalist and educator at South Padre Island ...  


5 common mistakes farmers make when drying off cows

Independent.ieIndependent.ie - Nov 6, 2018
“The steps taken by farmers when drying off cows can have a significant impact on mastitis levels during the dry period and also during the following lactation. It's critical that it's carried out correctly,” he explained at the event held in ...  


Lighting of the Doves, Ice Rink season opening set for November 17, 2018

hellowoodlands.comhellowoodlands.com - Nov 7, 2018
THE WOODLANDS, TX – The Woodlands Township invites residents, friends and families to enjoy a variety of exciting holiday activities and entertainment during the 36th annual Lighting of the Doves festival on Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 3:00 to ...  



Rock stopover for migratory dragonflies
Gibraltar Chronicle - Oct 30, 2018

Hundreds of dragonflies were spotted on the Rock yesterday on their migratory journey south. Migrant Hawkers are often sighted as far north as England and Wales but are common in the Mediterranean and North Africa too. October is usually a good month ...  


Meet the author of 'Mommy Eats Fried Grasshoppers!' at Redlands bookstore

Redlands Daily FactsRedlands Daily Facts - Nov 5, 2018
Vilayvanh Bender, author of the new picture book “Mommy Eats Fried Grasshoppers!,” will visit the Frugal Frigate children's bookstore in Redlands 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. The book, with art by Nor Sanavongsay, shows children differences between Lao ...  


The first cave-dwelling centipede from southern China

EurekAlert (press release)EurekAlert (press release) - Nov 13, 2018
In their paper, the authors point out that Chinese centipedes and millipedes remain poorly known, where the statement holds particularly true for the fauna of stone centipedes: the members of the order Lithobiomorpha. As of today, there are only 80 ...  


You may be seeing hundreds of millipedes on Treasure Coast, but they are harmless

TCPalmTCPalm - Nov 11, 2018
There are more than 12,000 species of millipedes worldwide ranging in size from almost microscopic to nearly a foot in length. They have many segments and generally have four legs per segment. Millipedes are an important part of the nutrient cycle ...  


Bobcat snacks on giant green iguana in Boynton Beach

Sun SentinelSun Sentinel - Nov 9, 2018
A tourist captured a photo of a bobcat snacking on a green iguana at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Boynton Beach on Thursday.  


Talking Across Time In Walking With Dinosaurs

Live DesignLive Design - Nov 14, 2018
The ambitious $20 million worldwide touring show, Walking With Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular, recently upgraded its communication technology to Clear-Com to effectively exchange information while operating 18 life-size dinosaurs. Start Slideshow ›.  


Topgolf serves heaping Brontosaurus Rib
Las Vegas Review-Journal - Oct 31, 2018

Cooler weather seems to bring on heartier appetites — and dishes like those on the Big Hits fall menu at Topgolf at MGM Grand. Case in point: the Brontosaurus Rib, a 32-ounce portion of...............SUBSCRIBE FOR UNLIMITED ACCESS. 23. Entertainment ...  

Tyrannosaurus Rex

T. Rex Turned Like a Ballerina from a Slow-Motion Nightmare

Live ScienceLive Science - Nov 6, 2018
Most people don't think of the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex as having the grace of a pirouetting ballerina or the poise of a spinning figure skater, but new research indicates that the dinosaur king was quite good at turning to pounce on prey. In fact, T ...  

T Rex

T. Rex Turned Like a Ballerina from a Slow-Motion Nightmare

Live ScienceLive Science - Nov 6, 2018
Most people don't think of the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex as having the grace of a pirouetting ballerina or the poise of a spinning figure skater, but new research indicates that the dinosaur king was quite good at turning to pounce on prey. In fact, T ...  



Fossil Friday: Brachiosaurus

County 17County 17 - Nov 2, 2018
Needless to say, the Brachiosaurus didn't have many enemies. Even with Allosauruses roaming around, the Brachiosaurus rarely encountered anything that thought it could handle the 80 to 130 ton monstrosity. T-Rex Museum owner Mike Dawson said that ...  


Halloween Is A Special Anniversary For Louisville's Own Triceratops
89.3 WFPL News Louisville - Oct 31, 2018

The triceratops would eventually be nicknamed Lottie — for Louisville's Own Triceratops — Sinclair. The zoo doesn't have any records of how we became one of only eight cities to receive a dinosaur (there were nine dinosaurs, but two went to the same ...  


Silver State Sights: Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park
KOLO - Nov 6, 2018

“Berlin Ichthyosaur state park is kind of a two-for,” said Bethany Drysdale of Travel Nevada. “You have Berlin, which is a ghost town next to the Ichthyosaur fossil site.” The park is about 2.5 hours from Reno in northern Nye County, and what is there ...  


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

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


Entertaining Books About Dinosaurs Encourage Reading

NorthBayNipissing.com (blog)NorthBayNipissing.com (blog) - Oct 29, 2018
... at the history of dinosaurs before looking at eight specific dinosaurs: Tyrannosaurus rex, Sauroposeidon proteles, Stegosaurus armatus, Eoraptor lunensis, Triceratops horridus, Veliciraptor mongoliensis, Parasaurolophus walker, Protoceratops andrewsi.  

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